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Labor Beat: Victory! Cygnus Strike

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Published on Aug 12, 2007

An extremely significant labor victory, won under the cloud of new threats of stepped up attacks on immigrant workers. Over 100 workers at Cygnus Corp., all of them Mexican immigrants, went on strike on July 27, despite the fact that they had no union and the majority of them were classified as temporary employees. The company, manufacturer of private-label soaps and owned by Marietta Corp., told them that if they couldn't re-verify their Social Security information they would all be replaced. The workers immediately went on strike, and on August 10, following community support and being backed up by the IAM, they won their demands. With picket line footage and analysis of the victory by Jorge Mujica, of the March 10 Committee. Produced by Labor Beat. Labor Beat is affiliated with IBEW 1220.Views are those of the producer, not necessarily of IBEW. Labor Beat is a CAN TV Community Partner. For info: mail@laborbeat.org, www.laborbeat.org. 312-226-3330. For more videos, go to Google Video or YouTube, search "Labor Beat".

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