SEIU 503 members know what “In It Together” means as they joined the picket line for Albany steelworkers who have been locked out of their jobs since August 14 of this year.
SEIU 503 retirees Nancy Greenman, Catherine Stearns and other members have bolstered spirits and numbers in both hot weather and recent chilly, damp and blustery weather. Allegheny Technologies Inc.(ATI) locked out the workers after they failed to accept its final offer that would significantly cut health insurance benefits, end retiree health and life insurance benefits for new hires, replace the pension with a 401(k) for new hires, and give the company greater latitude to contract out work done by union members.
For those who wish to support the workers financially, tax deductible charitable donations to help the workers pay bills for utilities, auto insurance and mortgages can be mailed to FISH, a local charitable organization, at 541 SE Hill St., Albany, OR, 97322 (ph: 541.928.4460). Designate donations to “Steelworkers.”