hundreds of people showed up today to help the powells workers get the word out. People picketed the dowtown store of Powells books to bring attention to practices by the powells corporation which violate the national labor laws.
ILWU local number 5 won a big victory today in front of Powells books downtown Portland store. At 2:30 pm the daily shipment of internet orders did not go out. "No Mail today!!" someone yelled as the USPS worker shut the doors to his empty truck. the Powells workers are on strike to protest unfair labor practices by the powells corporation including surveillance, super supervision and discriminating against union supporters.
some other successes today:
The Beaverton store had 100% call out today meaning that 100% of the regulars workers called out of work and only one temp showed up to cross picket lines.
Many people turned away at the door of the downtown store upon hearing of the reason for the picket.
what kind of power? UNION POWER!