On October 31, 2016, 21 members of IAM Local Lodges 41 and 313, of District 9, in St. Louis, Missouri went on strike against their employer American Pulverizer. The strike began when members rejected American Pulverizer’s final offer which included rolling 87% of the healthcare costs onto the members, offer minimal and inconsistent wage increases, take away premium pay for overtime and not guarantee holidays off.
American Pulverizer also wants the members to use their vacation time for things like medical leave, FMLA and time off due to workers’ compensation.
Our IAM Brothers and Sisters are going into their 14th week on strike. While their morale on the picket line remains strong, they need our help. Specifically, they have appealed to us to make whatever donations we can to help them fight a good fight and maintain solidarity.
Click here to read the support letter from TCU President Bob Scardelletti and find out how to help.
Click here to read the support request letter from Mark Conner IAM DBR of District 9.