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Unions Gather In Protest

By Staff | Apr 6, 2011

Members of Union Local 1149 Operating Engineers 132 were at the Hastings plant in Pine Grove on Tuesday, protesting the use of non-local truck drivers at the facility while Wetzel County has a 15 percent unemployment rate.

Joe Bowen of Middlebourne, an organizer with the Laborer’s District Council, said: “We need to see local people get these jobs,” whether or not they are union members. Organizers say they plan to continue their protest for about two weeks. (Photo by Bruce Crawford)