Friday, February 3, 2012


Photo above: Members of 32BJ and their labor and community supporters continue their pressure outside of the Hartford Courant to reinstate union jobs Thursday 1-2-2012. Members of 32BJ has been cleaning the Hartford Courant for over 20 years until the management decided to hire a non-union contractor. [See other photos below the article]

The Hartford Courant decided to bring in a non-union cleaning contractor on December 1st, at the expense of the eight long-term union cleaners. Some of the eight union workers have been with the Courant for over 20 years. At the same time the Courant is cutting union jobs with health health insurance it participates in the Management Incentive Program. The Courant parent company and the Courant managers stand to receive combined bonuses of up to $42,500,000 dollars. The fight to save union jobs at the Courant will continue.

Photo Above: John Olson, President for the CT AFL-CIO joins the 32BJ/SEIU picket line at the Courant and pledges his support for the workers.

Photo Above: The Fat Cat and the Rat are symbolic of the greedy Hartford Courant top management.

Photo Above: The youngest member of the 32BJ picket line fighting for his future.

Posted by: Tom Connolly

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