Monday, June 11, 2012

Union Members Support Striking Machinists outside Caterpillar Plant in Joliet

Several union members from throughout Chicagoland made the journey to Joliet this past weekend to stand with striking machinists at the Caterpillar plant in Joliet.  Caterpillar's latest offer expired at midnight June 10, 2012.

Members of the Painters and Allied Trades Union stood with striking machinists in front of the Caterpillar plant on Route 6 in Joliet

Union members from the Painters and Allied Trades International Union stood with striking machinist outside the Caterpillar hydraulic parts 

Machinists on strike outside the Caterpillar plant in Joliet

A union electrician from Chicago stood with the striking machinists outside the Caterpillar plant in Joliet
Caterpillar is now hiring temporary replacement workers for its Joliet plant.  Caterpillar is advertising for the temporary workers in newspapers and also on this digital billboard at the Des Plaines River bridge on I-80 in Joliet: