King County Courthouse Event on Tuesday, July 17 at 11 A.M. in Seattle; Community Rally at Davis Wire in Kent at 3 P.M.
Contact: Paul Zilly, 206-794-6673
(Seattle, WA) – On Tuesday, July 17 at 11 A.M. striking workers at Davis Wire will converge on the King County Courthouse in Seattle, where they will officially join a lawsuit alleging that the company created sweatshop-like conditions by working employees off the clock and denying employees rest and meal breaks in an unsafe environment and failing to pay them statutorily-required overtime wages.
After the courthouse action, workers will hold a 3 P.M. rally at Davis Wire in Kent (19411 80th Ave S) to mark nearly 2 months since the start of the strike. Workers will be joined by family members, religious leaders, labor leaders, elected officials, and community members.
Larry Dunson, a 28-year production worker who lost his fingertip in an industrial accident at the facility, will be available to speak to the media at the courthouse and at the rally. Larry represents many of his co-workers who have been maimed on the job. For more information about working conditions view the Missing Fingers at Davis Wire video on YouTube.
Davis Wire Workers and their Family Members
Larry Dunson, 28-year Davis Wire employee
Tracey A. Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 117
Jeff Johnson, President, Washington State Labor Council
Dave Freiboth, Executive Secretary, M.L. King County Labor Council
Sen. Craig Pridemore, 49th Legislative District
Sen. Karen Keiser, 33rd Legislative District
Rep. Dave Upthegrove, 33rd Legislative District
Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, 34th Legislative District
Rep. Bob Hasegawa, 11th Legislative District
Jack Block, Burien City Council
Pastor Elder LeRoy Watson, Prayer Warriors Ministries
DAVIS WIRE SWEATSHOP LAWSUIT ACTION/2-MONTH STRIKE RALLY
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Sweatshop Lawsuit Action at the King County Courthouse: 11 A.M.
Strike Rally at Davis Wire in Kent: 3 P.M.
Sweatshop Lawsuit Action: King County Courthouse - Seattle 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Strike Rally: Davis Wire 19411 80th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032
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