UPDATE! Feb 14, 2017 – The contract ratification announced today between members of IUE-CWA Local 81359-81380 is welcome news.
These dedicated men and women were an inspiration to working people all across this state and this country.
I am particularly proud of the unprecedented show of support not only from the labor movement but from all those who were willing to stand with working people and fight for fairness.
IUE-CWA Local 81359/81380 on Tentative Agreement with Momentive
Albany, NY – “Congratulations to the 700 members of IUE-CWA Local 81359/81380 for winning a tentative contract with Momentive Performance Materials in Waterford, New York,” said Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO.
“The union members, day after day for 14 weeks, walked the picket line in an outstanding show of solidary, strength and determination, never once wavering in their fight to keep solid middle-class jobs here in our state.
“Support from all sectors of the labor movement, whether it was walking the picket line, signing a petition, dropping off supplies or donating to the strike fund, proves once again when we stick together, everything is possible including standing up to an employer backed by the rich and powerful.
“Working people have been heard and the labor movement is stronger as a result,” Cilento said.