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Building Bridges Radio: Teamster Protest at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
                                  National Edition
              Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
Woodlawn Cemetery Alive with Union Protests
Chis Silvera, Secretary Treasurer Local 808, Teamsters
And Local 808 Woodlawn Members – the Band of Brothers
. Todd Brown
. Alex Coss
. Enrique Coss                                                

Landscapers at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, where 6 Mayors & jazz legends like Celia Cruz, Miles Davis & Duke Ellington
are buried, protested at the cemetery with union and community
allies from throughout NYC . Management plans to  contract their
jobs out to a private landscaping firm unless they take a 35% pay
cut.  Local 808 Secretary-Treasurer Chris Silvera called the
proposed outsourcing “an act of vengeance against the workers
for choosing a fighting union to represent them.” It’s the latest
battle for the workers, “The Band of Brothers”, who for several
years have lodged complaints about racism by supervisors. Then
in October, the workers voted overwhelmingly to switch their
union affiliation to Local 808.
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