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Locked Out Workers, Supporters to Rally at Neville Chemical

Call for End to Four-Month Lockout

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers Local 5032 MEMBERS and their supporters plan to rally at the Neville Chemical Plant Gate at 4:30pm on Wednesday, December 11th.  The rally comes as the lockout at the Neville Island chemical facility enters its fourth month. 

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More than 100 members of United Steelworkers Local 5032 have been locked out of their jobs since August when the company unilaterally froze workers' pensions.  The workers—who have an average of 30 years of service at the facility—see the cuts as a betrayal.

"Over the years we've done whatever was needed to keep this facility running and profitable," said Johnny Yvorra, USW Local 5032 Unit Chair for Neville Chemical.  "In the past two contracts we've worked with the company and accepted deep concessions.  Now Neville Chemical management is making money hand over fist and they want to take more from us."

Workers are frustrated by the company's lack of movement.  "Neville Chemical has stopped talking to us," said Ron Marino, President of USW Local 5032. "We need Neville Chemical to come back to the bargaining table so we can bargain a fair and equitable contract and get back to producing top-quality chemicals for our customers."

WHAT:  A rally 

WHEN:  4:30pm, Wednesday, December 11th

WHERE:  Neville Chemical, 2800 Neville Rd. in Pittsburgh. 

Photograph and Interview Opportunities Available

For more information:
Patrick Young at 412-298-6361
pyoung@usw.org

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

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