It’s been nearly a whole year now since 32 workers in a small Canadian town were locked out by their Kansas State based employer. Just days before Christmas, in December of 2016, Rezaul Chowdhury’s company, D-J Composites put its unionized workers on the street in one of the coldest climates in North America, in Gander, Newfoundland. These workers have walked a picket line outside the small aerospace manufacturing facility for nearly a year.
D-J Composites was even found guilty of bargaining in bad faith by the provincial labour board, which is a serious violation of Canadian employment law. Chowdhury’s company’s idea of negotiating was to freeze or cut wages, gut seniority and try to bust the union.
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