Friday, July 22, 2016

Arlington Cemetery Workers On Strike

Army Times: Arlington Cemetery workers on strike, demand better benefits and wages

Arlington National Cemetery groundskeepers walked off the job and went on strike Tuesday, after nearly a year of labor disputes.

The strike stems from a plea for paid sick leave and an hourly wage increase, protest organizer Keon Shim told Army Times.

The laborers are battling two contractors in charge of the joint operation: the Ohio-based Davey Tree Expert Co. and the Delaware-based Greenleaf Services, Inc.

Laborers' International Union of North America officials organized the strike and are representing the 30 grounds workers in negotiations with Davey and Greenleaf.

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WNU editor: I live in Montreal, and a few years ago there was a strike at the main cemetery in the city. The cemetery was not a pretty site when the strike finally ended.

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