Labor Radio on 07/22/13
Striking Daimler machinists and painters face strike-breakers and loss of pay & medical benefits. On day 22 of their work stoppage against the Portland truck plant, Dwain Panian and Ryan Collins, talk with co-hosts Jamie Partridge and John Walsh about their struggle for a decent union contract. The strike has idled 588 machinists and painters as well as 117 members of teamsters and service employees union locals who work at the plant. The company is offering no increases in the pay and benefit package, despite a four year compensation freeze during which time productivity increased 25 percent.