Striking Teamsters at TW Perry got a welcome boost from community and labor solidarity Tuesday when DC Jobs with Justice headed out to Springfield, Virginia to show their support. Also turning out were UFCW Local 400, Iron Workers Local 201 and the Metro Washington Council. The Teamsters have been on strike against the local contractor supply dealer since January 6. “We work hard but they want us to work even harder for less,” said Don Hollingsworth, who’s been at Perry for 13 years. “This is my first strike and I appreciate everyone’s support, it means a lot that you came out for us today” said Kenneth Bailey, a 20 –year employee. The local plans to work closely with labor and community allies to increase pressure on Perry to settle the strike quickly.
- report/photo by Chris Garlock