COME STAND WITH OUR COMMUNITY TO WIN JUSTICE at QUEBECOR. The more warm bodies we have at this meeting, the better our chances.
WHAT: KY’s First Workers’ Rights Board Hearing
WHO: Workers of Quebecor World, Versailles, KY Jobs With Justice Graphic Communications International Union
- Panelists Include: Stewart Acuff, Organizing Director of the AFL-CIO
- State Representative Joni Jenkins
- State Representative Charlie Hoffman
- Father John Rausch, Peace and Justice Minister for the Archdiocese of Lexington
- Heather Roe Mahoney and Jason Bailey, Democracy Resource Center
- Cynthia Cain, Minister Unitarian Universalist Church
- Ted McCormick, Retired Labor Educator
WHEN: Thursday, July 1, 2004, 6 – 8 pm
WHERE: Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center, 258 Beasley Dr. Versailles, KY 40383
OTHER INFORMATION: Free Food will be provided by Kessler’s BBQ of Versailles, and free child care and transportation will be provided. Please bring family and friends!
RSVP if at all possible to let us know that you are coming. Also, to arrange transportation or for more information, contact Kristin Todd, Organizer
Graphic Communications International Union 859-771-5337
BACKGROUND: With 160 plants in 17 countries, Quebecor World is the second largest printing corporation in the world. Recently, Quebecor World has raised the
workers’ insurance premiums, stopped matching their 401K, and ignored serious safety issues inside the plant.
For the last year, the workers have been trying to organize a union in order to have a voice at work to address these issues. In response, workers say that the company has conducted anti-union meetings and threatened to close the plant in order to scare and intimidate the workers in hopes they will give up their fight.
The workers are now reaching out to their community to have their voice heard and gain support in their struggle for worker justice. They have organized Kentucky’s first Workers’ Rights Board hearing with the help of the Graphic Communications International Union (GCIU) and KY Jobs With Justice in order to tell their story to and ask for support from their community. Please join with Quebecor World workers to
show that the community stands with them as they strive for better lives.