NOTICE TO MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS
LABOR DISPUTE BETWEEN IUOE LOCAL 150, AFL-CIO AND CRANEMASTERS, INC.
Please be advised that the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, AFL-CIO (“Local 150”), is engaged in a primary labor dispute against Cranemasters, Inc. for unfair labor practices. Cranemasters is an emergency rerail, track and car repair service that performs work in Local 150’s jurisdiction.
As part of this primary dispute with Cranemasters, Local 150 may engage in various forms of protected activity, including picketing against Cranemasters to protest unfair labor practices.
As part of any primary picketing against Cranemasters, Local 150 may engage in lawful ambulatory picketing of Cranemasters. That is, Local 150 may follow Cranemasters to various jobsites and establish a primary picketing against Cranemasters when and for as long as Cranemasters remains present at the jobsite. If a Local 150 picket against Cranemasters happens to occur at your facility or jobsite, please be advised that Local 150 has no dispute with your Company. Rather, Local 150’s dispute is solely with Cranemasters, and any picketing would be directed solely against Cranemasters.
Under federal law, employees may voluntarily honor Local 150’s ambulatory picket and engage in protected sympathy activity, which would include the refusal to work behind the primary picket line against Cranemasters. As an employer, you also have the right to refuse to do business with Cranemasters. Accordingly, Local 150 requests your Company voluntarily choose to cease doing business with Cranemasters or any other employer related to Cranemasters.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and support.