IBEW Local 1 banners, handbills Festus Phillips 66

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IBEW LOCAL 1 retiree Brian Sinamon (left) and Local 1 journeyman Barry Dickson are letting the public know that Home Service Oil Company is undermining area wage and benefit standards by hiring non-union Mid America Electric to perform electrical work at the Phillips 66 gas station and convenience store at 999 W. Gannon Drive in Festus. – Chuck DeMoulin/IBEW Local 1 photo

Festus, MO – IBEW Local 1 is bannering and handbilling the Phillips 66 at 999 W. Gannon Drive, owned by Home Service Oil, for using Mid America Electric for electrical work at the gas station and convenience store.

Mid America Electric is a non-union employer which pays employees less than the area standard wage and benefit rates established by area electricians.

The handbill to the public states in part, “We are area residents. We do not want others undermining the wages and benefits which we and our parents have diligently worked for, which support our families and community.

“We believe that employers who cut wages and benefits reduce the earning power of all working people and contribute to a situation which ultimately hurts us all. Businesses that use substandard contractors contribute to the erosion of area standards.”

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