From British daily News Line:
Monday, 23 April 2007
A THOUSAND WORKERS RALLY TO SUPPORT BILLBOARD STRIKERS
OVER a thousand workers in the Massachusetts labour movement rallied for 27 striking Clear Channel Billboard Workers on April 19th.
Present at the rally were Labour leaders, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Democratic State Committee Chair John Walsh, State Representative James Eldridge and others standing with 25 Members of IUPAT DC 35 Local 391 and 2 Members of IBEW Local 103.
On Monday March 19th, after over two years of stalled negotiations with Clear Channel Outdoor Advertising, 25 members of the Painters and Allied Trades District Council 35 Local 391 were forced out on strike.
Since that time two IBEW Local 103 members have joined the strike.
Rather than accept significant cuts in wages, benefits and working conditions, the union members have taken the fight to Clear Channel Outdoor Advertising.
Exactly one month later, on April 19th by company headquarters in Stoneham over 1,000 union leaders, members, retirees, community allies and political figures attended one of the largest, most passionate and most impressive labour rallies in recent memory.
Since March 19th these union brothers and sisters have been walking the picket line in a show of impressive solidarity at the Clear Channel Outdoor Advertising company headquarters at 89 Maple Street in Stoneham, Massachusetts.