I am writing to urge you to build and attend a march and rally for the members of IUE-CWA 81359 on strike at Momentive Performance Materials in Waterford, NY. The event takes place at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, December 13th at 260 Hudson River Road in Waterford. There will be a march followed by an indoor rally at Chrome located at 405 Hudson River Road. I am attaching an event flyer with all of the information.
We live in critical times. We are seeing large scale attacks on working people. Momentive is a highly profitable corporation that is seeking to eliminate health care and pensions from their workers. This is what all working people are facing with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s proposals to gut Social Security and Medicare.
To produce it’s products, Momentive uses dangerous chemicals. It’s highly trained union workers have kept the plant and community safe. The scab replacement workers have no training. Momentive is putting their greed for profits ahead of the livelihoods of their workers and the health and safety of the surrounding communities.
But the members of IUE-CWA 81359 have been standing up to Momentive. They are standing strong and united with 24 hour picket lines and great solidarity. They are fighting for all of us. We need to stand with them. I’ll see you there!
Capital District Area Labor Federation