Canadian Workers Protest Against American Employer in Philadelphia

Nov 18, 2013, 14:00 ET from United Steelworkers (USW)

MEDIA ADVISORY

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A busload of Canadian workers who were forced on strike by Philadelphia-based Crown Holdings will be picketing tomorrow morning outside the company's headquarters.

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The United Steelworkers (USW) members were forced on strike on Sept. 7, 2013, even though Crown doubled its profits and gave its Toronto workers an award for being one of the safest, most productive and most profitable plants in the company's worldwide empire.

Workers in Toronto are rejecting a demand that new and younger workers be placed on a permanent lower wage scale and other cuts. The USW is escalating its campaign in Philadelphia and worldwide.

WHAT:        Protest at Crown Holdings headquarters

WHEN:        Tuesday, Nov. 19, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:      One Crown Way, Philadelphia

WHO:         Canadian workers forced on strike by Crown Holdings

For more information, visit www.usw.ca/crownholdings.

Media contacts:

Carolyn Egan, Steelworkers Toronto Area Council, 416-806-7385, c.egan@sympatico.ca 
Lawrence Hay, USW Staff Representative, 416-807 8792, lhay@usw.ca 
Joe Drexler, USW Strategic Campaigns, 416-434-7907, jdrexler@usw.ca 
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221, bgallagher@usw.ca

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)



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