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Machinist Union Bosses Threaten Employees. Credit: WILLIAM HALL/MaineBIZ

Machinists Union Threatens Fines, References Hanging By Rope, If ‘Scabs’ Cross Picket Lines”

The Machinists’ Local S6 union issued an alert warning message from leadership on Thursday, saying that anyone who chooses to cross the pickets will be fined after the strike is over. It also included harsh references to so-called scabs, suggesting they should be drowned or hung.

“no man has a right to scab so long as there is a pool of water to drown his carcass in, or a rope long enough to hang his body with.”

In June, “the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Local S6, representing about 4,300 of BIW’s 6,800 employees, launched the job walkout … reject[ing] a new contract proposal from the yard’s owner, Virginia-based defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD).

UNION LIES: “Once we return to work, anyone who took the advice from management and resigned from the Union will still be required to pay full union dues.

Sadly true: The IAM “Union will fine every single member who crossed the picket line for the total amount of wages they individually earned from BIW until the strike is over.” 

But, as the General Dynamics press release noted: “Those who resign their union membership prior to crossing the picket line cannot be fined or required to pay full union dues, either during or after the strike.”

If you wish to resign, have resigned, or want to know your rights to resign or leave a union and stay employed; then, contact The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation for free legal help or call:  800-336-3600.

Union Corruption in Recent Past

In 2017 a former International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge S6 union official pleaded guilty to embezzling $280,865 from the union members and fee-payers.

Hat tip to Labor Union Report.