Friday, August 24, 2012

Via Citizen Report: Sierra Pine workers go on strike

Sierra Pine workers walked out on Thursday, August 23 when negotiations could not be reached between Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union Local 2927 and Sierra Pine LTD:
One of the general labor workers, Jason White, posted the following on his Facebook Wall:

"The last thing on this planet that any of us wants to do is stand out in the sun and stop production WE ALL JUST WANT TO WORK but want to do so under a fair labor agreement. The new "contract" that is being imposed on the 27th of this month is no agreement, it's one side saying "you are screwed". None of us wants this, we want to work and get treated fairly for the work we do. WE not anyone else but WE have kept this company alive in one of the worst market that a lot of us has ever seen while so many other facilities have been forced to close down, how is it fair to take all of this away from us after we worked so hard to keep this place going? It's not fair, not fair at all; not a labor agreement and least of all, a fair labor agreement." - Jason White

(Thank you, Jason, for meeting with me last night at Clark's Corner!)

According to White, Sierra Pine LTD still plans on implementing the [unsigned] Agreement on Monday, August 27, 2012 regardless of the failed negotiations. The letter below was released by Local 2927 and is being distributed by picketers:

I have attempted to contact Sierra Pine LTD's corporate offices in Roseville about the issue, and will keep you all updated when/if I get a response.

If anyone has any additional information about this story, please contact me at

Carol Harper, Editor
Amador Community News

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