By a 30-9 tally, workers at Micron Metal Finishing near Chicago voted to join Local 781 in Des Plaines, Illinois. There are 51 workers in the bargaining unit.
“The workers put industrial finishes on different metal parts,” said Paul Stripling, Local 781 President. “Their health care is very expensive and no one can afford to pay for it. The workers earn about $10.50 an hour so they also are seeking fair wages for the work they do.”
Safety is another major issue.