Trilogy Health Services has decided to use all non-union labor and the folks in the Merriville, Indiana area are taking action. The nursing home and memory care facility has over 40 locations in Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan as well. Crafts and trades are rotating days and times to carry out the Area Standards Picket, with Tuesdays from 11:30AM-3:30PM as the IBEW picketing time.
Area Standards’ is form of picketing that a union undertakes to protect its members in a particular region, to encourage an employer to observe the standards or rules laid in that industry and to publicize the fact that an employer is nonunion. It also publicizes an employer’s failure to pay wages and benefits comparable to those established in a geographic area by a union through collective bargaining. Area standards’ picketing is lawful as long as it is targeted at a primary employer which, in the case of the IBEW, is Gaylor Electric.
UPDATE: Picket rotations are as follows. Morning starts @ 730AM / Afternoon starts @ 1130AM…
Monday morning = Painters / Monday afternoon = Glaziers
Tuesday Morning = Carpenters / Tuesday afternoon = Electricians
Wednesday Morning = Cement Finishers / Wednesday afternoon = Roofers
Thursday morning = Bricklayers / Thursday afternoon = Heat & Frost
Friday morning = Plumbers / Friday Afternoon = Sheet Metal Workers
HERE IS A MAP OF THE PICKETING LOCATION:
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