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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Apr 23, 2010
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today celebrated a tentative agreement between Hugo Boss and representatives of Workers United SEIU to keep the Brooklyn, Ohio manufacturing plant operational for at least three years. Kucinich fought to keep the plant open.
“This is a tremendous victory for organized labor and for our Northeast Ohio economy. Once again, the community has rallied, and today our voices carried all the way to Germany. Time and again I have said that when given the opportunity, Northeast Ohio workers can accomplish anything. We have the skilled people, the infrastructure and the location necessary for the success of any business.
“I thank Workers United President Bruce Raynor for his strong leadership in uniting the workers to speak with a common voice. I also thank the German executives of Hugo Boss for their willingness to meet with members of our community and for reaffirming their commitment to Northeast Ohio,” said Kucinich.
“Our country and our economy continue to struggle under the burden of our massive trade deficit, and we simply will not right our economic ship until we shore up our manufacturing base. Today’s agreement is an acknowledgment of the necessity of the American worker in a strong economic recovery.”
Congressman Kucinich, a long time champion of organized labor, is a proud supporter of the workers at Hugo Boss. He has been in communication with all parties involved. Kucinich also participated in several rallies.