Thursday, September 3, 2009

Help Chicago Teamsters striking for lost healthcare

From: "Teamsters Local 743"
Reply-To: admin@743TEAMSTERS.ORG
Cc: News about union support for single-payer health care and HR 676
Date: 02 Sep 2009, 09:58:19 AM
Subject: Teamsters Striking for Lost Healthcare

Dear Sisters and Brothers:  The strikers at SK Hand Tools need community support to maintain the strike lines - please forward this e-mail widely!  Workers at SK Hand Tools in Chicago and suburban McCook began an unfair labor practice strike at 5:30am on August 25, 2009 after trying for months to get their health care reinstated.  The workers are being forced to either forgo important medical check-ups and treatment or to go into debt putting the bills on their credit cards.  The strike lines are 24/7 at both locations and the strikers need people to join the lines in solidarity and to bring food, coffee, soda and water.  Chicago location: 3535 W. 47th St., Chicago Suburban location: 9500 W. 55th St. (McCook, near Brookfield and LaGrange)  Please visit the Teamsters 743 website ( for more information.  In Solidarity, Sarah  ******************* Sarah Hainds Teamsters Local 743 4620 S. Tripp Ave. Chicago, IL 60632 (773) 254-7460 (773) 254-7111 (fax)