With the strike by Didlake workers entering its fourth week, NoVA Labor president Ginny Diamond urges supporters to “Please stop by to shake a hand, bring a donut, and stand with these workers.” Picketing continues weekdays from 6:30a to 11a (see Calendar, above right). “Didlake is a $100 million corporation that pays these workers just over $12 an hour, and cuts their pay when they don’t work fast enough,” Diamond adds. The company refuses to bargain with the workers, although they won their NLRB election, claiming that workers with disabilities do not have the right to have a union. The workers’ union, LIUNA 572, says supporters can also email the contracting officer at the National Guard facility where these workers are on strike, at [email protected]. Click here to hear Local 572 organizer Xiomara Vasquez on yesterday's "Your Rights At Work" show on WPFW.
photo: Strikers and supporters, including VA Delegates Carter and Guzman, after strikers marched into Didlake headquarters to demand a meeting Thursday morning; photo courtesy NoVA Labor.
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