Victory for Workers at Hugo Boss – Agreement saves 375 Jobs by Dennis Kucinich

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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.

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Rep. Kucinich Joins Workers at Hugo Boss to Save Jobs

by Dennis Kucinich
Brooklyn, Ohio
Wednesday, 07 April 2010

Congressman Dennis Kucinich joined workers of Hugo Boss at a rally in Brooklyn, Ohio in an effort to save their jobs. Joining with Rep. Kucinich was Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, actor/activist Danny Glover, Dallas Sells of Workers United/SEIU, Harriet Applegate, Executive Secretary of the North Shore Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, Brooklyn Mayor Richard Balbier and a host of other public and union officials.

Congressman Kucinich stated, “The workers at Hugo Boss deserve our support not only because of what’s happening here in Brooklyn, Ohio but also because your struggle is a struggle that workers all over the United States are experiencing.

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