Trade unions protest Gerdau labor decision
Dec 13, 2011 | 06:05 PM
| Corinna Petry
CHICAGO Trade unions held an informational picket line at Gerdau Special Steel North America's plant in Monroe, Mich., on Monday objecting to Gerdaus decision to hire a non-unionized company to install steel manufacturing machinery.
Tradesmen on the picket lineincluding ironworkers, pipe fitters and engineersbemoaned the fact that a unionized facility, whose $67-million expansion is managed by a union shop general contractor, hired non-union subcontractor Irondale Industrial Contractors Inc., Birmingham, Ala., to install the equipment.....
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