Ohio Union Members to Picket Tsubaki Headquarters

June 21, 2011
Tsubaki makes power-transmission and motion-control products.

Members of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 2159 said they plan to conduct an "informational picket" on June 21 and 22 at the headquarters of U.S. Tsubaki in Wheeling, Ill.

The workers, who have been on strike at the Tsubaki facility in Sandusky, Ohio, since Jan. 31, "will call attention to the company's refusal to engage in good-faith efforts to settle the strike," the union said in a news release.

"Despite the involvement of a federal mediator, U.S. Tsubaki is refusing to bargain in good faith," said IAM District 54 President and Directing Business Representative T. Dean Wright, Jr. "Repeated calls to the company from union representatives and community leaders have been met with a complete disregard for the urgency of the situation. The public needs to know when a company in their midst behaves in such an arrogant and irresponsible manner."

U.S. Tsubaki is a manufacturer and supplier of power-transmission and motion-control products, according to its website.

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