A recent update provided by Northwest Labor Press (nwlaborpress.org) is quite disheartening as the company, Daimler Trucks North America, has brought in replacement workers (“scabs”) in an effort to break the strike. July 15, 2013 marked day 15 of the strike and the company seems unwilling to negotiate with its employees. Over the past four years the company has seen productivity grow 25% yet has failed to reciprocate anything to the very employees that are making this happen. In fact, there has been exactly zero wage increases during this time.
Here at Robblee Detwiler & Black we feel for the efforts of the Union members and wish them strength in their cause. Solidarity to our brothers and sisters fighting for fair wages.