Join locked-out Castlewood Country Club workers for a candlelight procession to call on the Club to let the workers return to work in time for the holiday season. Come share holiday treats, songs and a posada (Mexican Christmas pageant). Bring a toy to share with workers’ children!
Please also consider making a donation to the workers’ hardship fund. Donations make great holiday gifts! Checks can be made out to the Alameda Labor Council, with “Castlewood” in the memo line, and sent to 100 Hegenberger Road, Suite 150, Oakland, CA 94621.
This Christmas will mark Castlewood workers’ tenth month on lockout. “First my managers tried to make health care so expensive that I’d have to drop my kids from the plan. Then they locked us out and told us they’d only let us come back if we voted out our union. Then they told us that they liked their temporary workers better than us, and wanted to be able to lay us off and keep them working in the future,” said cook Angel Melendez. “Through it all, we have stayed strong and found that we have more friends that we ever imagined. That gives us strength to keep on fighting till we win a contract that’s fair for our families.” (Photo by David Bacon.)
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