Stand with organizing workers at Motors and Armatures Feb. 23 and 26

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ORGANIZING FOR A BETTER FUTURE: Workers at Motors and Armatures in Earth City, Mo. are preparing to vote on whether to unionize with Teamsters Local 688. The workers, seen here with the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists-St. Louis Chapter President Jay Ozier (right) have been organizing since last March. Management recently fired five workers for supporting the union. Local 688 Organizer Mike Marquardt is encouraging Labor and Labor allies to join the workers in rallies Feb. 23 and 26 ahead of the Feb. 27 union vote. – Teamsters Local 688 photo

Earth City, MO – Workers at Motors and Armatures have been working to form a union with Teamsters Local 688 since last March. The company recently fired five employees for supporting the union.

Now workers are rallying ahead of the union election vote on Feb. 27.

Local 688 Organizer Mike Marquardt said organizers are planning to rally from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, and Monday, Feb. 26, at 13490 Lakefront Drive A, Earth City, Mo., to show workers support ahead of the election.

“This is the most discriminative workplace that I’ve ever seen,” Marquardt said.

“We were winning until they fired five people.”

Marquardt is asking any Labor supporters and allies to join the rallies, particularly the rally on Feb. 26, the day before the election, so workers will know their union brothers and sisters are behind them.

For more information, call Marquardt at 618-972-5399.


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