Tuesday, February 11, 2014

STRIKE, Unfair Labor Practice, NEO Industries

STRIKE

Unfair Labor Practice

Support our Brothers and Sisters

In Solidarity

USW Local 2003-15
Neo Industries
1775 Willowcreek Road and US 20
Portage, Indiana 46368

Neo grinds and chrome plates rolls, mostly for Mittal Steel and an Alcoa Plant. We have
been in bargaining with Neo since earlier October of 2013 and their labor agreement expired
November 26, 2013. The Company has not bargained in good faith, they have done nothing but say
take it or we’re shutting down. The Company wants to eliminate part of the bargaining unit by
contracting out the trucking work, this would eliminate 10 drivers. The Company has also offered
a very modest severance package. They have now put the Union on notice that absent us agreeing
to their terms, they will implement their proposal and contract out the trucking. They have hired
a trucking firm called Area Trucking and they are a non-union company.

We are not going to allow this company to take our good paying jobs and contract it out just
to save a few bucks they claim they will save and the Union disagrees with their numbers.

Please stop by and show our members at Neo your support and let’s show Neo that when
you take on one Steelworker you take on the USW. If you can’t make it tonight please just stop by
anytime and show your support. This is a 24/7 STRIKE Stop by anytime.

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