Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Michigan labor rally: Pulte unfair, unjust

June Rostan, representing Voice@Work, AFL-CIO, led a rally called by the Detroit Metropolitan AFL-CIO at the Marriott hotel in Pontiac, Mich., on Tuesday, August 18. The event was a shareholders meeting to discuss a merger with Centex, which will make Pulte the largest residential construction company in the United States. At the same location last May, Pulte called the police and prevented three construction workers from the southwest part of our country from speaking about the unjust and unfair working conditions they endure as employees at Pulte Homes work sites. Unions represented at this rally were the Sheet Metal Workers. Teamsters, UAW, Operating Engineers, and UOPWA. Jobs With Justice and InterFaith Committee for Worker Justice joined them.

-- Jim Ryan, Detroit

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