Global Woodworkers Union Condemns Jeld-Wen Labor Violations
Tue. July 23, 2013
Facing a disgruntled workforce and a grassroots IAM organizing movement, management at window and door manufacturing company Jeld-Wen are resorting to further labor violations to suppress and intimidate its workforce.
Builders and Woodworkers International (BWI), the world’s largest global union federation representing wood and construction worker unions, have found that a Jeld-Wen corporate leaflet distributed to employees “sent a clear message to every worker that their job is in jeopardy if they accept union leaflets.”
At a plant in Chiloquin, OR, supervisors violated U.S. labor law by using binoculars to see which employees would take union leaflets as they left work. Click here to see the BWI post detailing violations against Jeld-Wen employees and their right to organize.
The IAM launched an organizing campaign at Jeld-Wen, the world’s third-largest manufacturer of doors and windows, in response to numerous reports of unfair labor practices from Jeld-Wen employees across the U.S. and Canada. Since the effort began, Jeld-Wen management has made repeated efforts to silence its own employees and the IAM, including calling the police for an off-site hand billing, even though international labor standards prohibit interference in the union formation and selection process.
Click here to follow the campaign by “liking” the “Jeld-Wen Justice” Facebook page.
Click here to sign a petition pledging your support to Jeld-Wen employees seeking justice on the job