In a show of support for union members fighting for their rights in Wisconsin, the IAM joined with the United Steelworkers in publishing full-page ads in the Wisconsin State Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspapers.
“Collective Bargaining Works for Wisconsin” reads the ad as both unions salute their 44,000 proud members at Harley-Davidson, Bucyrus, Mercury Marine, Domtar, General Electric, Greenbay Packaging and dozens of other firms in Wisconsin.
“These members continue to find collective bargaining solutions in these tough economic times,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger. “We want them, our fellow Brothers and Sisters in the public sector, and the entire country to know we see the concerted attack being forged against organized labor and the hard working men and women of this country – and we will not take it lying down. We will fight.”