Monday, August 31, 2015

Scab Workers

Pittsburgh firm Allegheny Technologies has been involved in a labor dispute with United Steelworkers that has led to 2,000 members being locked out over the course of this month. A company Storm Engineering, which finds scab workers to break strikes, has placed an ad on Craigslist looking for workers to work 84-hour-week during the lockout. The company is very upfront about that it is hiring scabs - “THIS IS A LABOR DISPUTE SITUATION – EMPLOYEES WILL BE TRANSPORTED ACROSS A PICKET LINE.”

In the UK, new proposed Tory legislation concerning the employment of temporary workers during industrial action will result in similar adverts appearing in the local press and on websites. 

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