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Teamsters Local 743 Strikes S-K Hand Tools

by staff |
August 6, 2009
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A photo of workers on strike at S-K Hand Tools
(Fight Back! News/Staff)

Chicago, IL - On Friday morning, July 31, 30 workers walked the picket line at S-K Hand Tools on Chicago’s southwest side. The picket included several retirees and laid-off workers. The four hour strike by Teamsters Local 743 was provoked by unresolved grievances. Norma Trinidad, a 23-year employee stated, “Everyone is here, current workers, people laid off, people who retired years ago - we are all here fighting for respect!”

Emilio Luna, 12-year employee, stated, “We are united and we are not going to settle for anything else less than the respect we deserve. We want to send a strong message to the company that we will not accept abuse.”

The strikers turned away one Teamster-driven truck delivering oil to the company. Another driver stated he would make his delivery after the strike was over.