[act-ma] 13,000 Carpenters to Strike in Massachusetts
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Mon Apr 6 06:06:14 PDT 2020
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13,000 Carpenters to Strike in Massachusetts
Workers march on Workers Memorial Day in 2016 (Sheetmetal Workers Union)
BY:MIKE ELK <https://paydayreport.com/about/>APRIL 3, 2020
With the Trump Administration blocking OSHA from issuing regulations to
protect workers from COVID-19, workers across the United States have
instead been subject to an uneven set of workplace safety rules during
In Massachusettes, Republican Governor Charlie Baker has refused pleas
from organized labor to shut down construction sites across the state.
“In recent days as the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths has
dramatically increased, it has become apparent that working on
construction sites in Massachusetts is abnormally dangerous, and that
continuing to work on construction sites poses an immediate threat of
harm to the health and safety of my members and the public,” wrote North
Atlantic Council of Carpenters Executive Secretary-Treasurer Thomas J.
Flynn in a letter to his 13,000 members
Under union rules, workers that cross the picket line will be unable to
work as members of the union; meaning that the vast majority of the
union’s 13,000 carpenters will likely refuse to work.
The strike is part of a growing strike wave that has seen large scale
wildcat strikes happening in cities across the United States.
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