NEW YORK, NY (03/21/2012)(readMedia)-- Members of Local 1-L of the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will take to the streets to educate major customers of AFL Web Printing about the company's record of lawbreaking, serious safety violations and workers' rights violations.
AFL's elite customers include the Financial Times, the Village Voice, Women's Wear Daily, Investor's Business Daily, Daily Racing Form and other major publications.
Members of local 1-L will hand out leaflets in front of AFL customers' the Financial Times and Women's Wear Daily's Manhattan headquarters, exposing AFL's activity and calling on these customers to express their concern with AFL's illegal conduct and consider hiring a responsible printing company.
In July 2011 the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined AFL Web Printing $170,000 for serious and willful safety violations that put "its workers at risk of serious injury and possible death."
In January 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against AFL Web for illegally firing workers who tried to organize a union. These charges are pending. In spite of this illegal campaign of intimidation the workers voted to join GCC/IBT Local 1-L in 2010. To this day, they have been unable to reach a first contract due to AFL dragging its feet.
"We are going to take our message that AFL Web is bad for workers, bad for communities and bad for business right to the doorsteps of their major customers," said Patrick LoPresti, president of GCC Local 1-L. "Venerable publications like the Financial Times and Women's Wear Daily should not want to be associated with a company like AFL Web who has such a troubling record of illegal activity that harms workers and communities."
The union has uncovered that AFL Web is a subsidiary of Westbury Partners, a Long Island-based private equity firm whose largest investor happens to be the US Small Business Administration.
For more info visit AFLWebExposed.org.
GCC/IBT Local 1-L
Members of GCC/IBT Local 1-L take to the streets to leaflet and educate AFL Web customers the Financial Times and Women's Wear Daily about the company's illegal and irresponsible record.
|Thursday March 22, 2012 at 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
|The Financial Times
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