Iron Workers Fight for Justice at Lyn-Phill and Dominion Rebar

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Iron Workers Fight for Justice at Lyn-Phill and Dominion Rebar(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

The DC Iron Workers Movement for Justice reports “great success” in their campaign for equitable conditions for the workers of Lyn-Phill Construction and Dominion Rebar. “These companies have a history of labor rights and OSHA violations and are currently working on large public works projects for DC Water, Ballou Senior High School, and the University of the District of Columbia,” the Coalition reports. Lyn-Phill and Dominion workers says their employers force them to work without minimum levels of safety and do not pay the required minimum wage for construction workers. At the Coalition’s urging, both Rep. Eleanor Norton (D-DC) and DC City Council member Mary Cheh have asked DC Water to investigate. Cheh heads the DC Council committee that oversees DC Water. Workers involved in the Coalition have filed complaints against Lyn-Phill with the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES), as well as at the National Labor Relations Board, and the Maryland Department of Labor and Industry is also currently investigating Lyn-Phill for underpaying the state-required minimum wages for construction in Montgomery County. The Coalition plans ongoing actions at DC Water, saying that “To keep the pressure on them, we need to be a constant presence at DC Water to urge them to finish their investigation quickly and effectively.”


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