For immediate release
December 3, 2009
Carl Proper, [email protected]
Hundreds of New England Distribution Center Workers Rally for a Fair Contract
What: Hundreds of workers at the TJ Maxx distribution center in Worcester, MA, are in contract negotiations and will be rallying for a fair contract. Workers at the Worcester distribution center will be joined by workers from three other New England distribution centers as well as community supporters.
When: Friday, December 4, 3:00PM
Where: TJ Maxx Distribution Center, 135 Goddard Memorial Dr., Worcester, MA.
Who: Hundreds of workers from the TJ Maxx distribution center in Worcester, workers from three other New England distribution centers owned by TJX Companies, and community supporters.
800 workers at the TJ Maxx distribution center in Worcester, MA, are bargaining for a fair contract. The workers are members of the UNITE HERE New England Joint Board.
TJ Maxx is one of the most profitable retail companies in the country, and has recently reported record profits . The recession has been very good for TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, AJ Wright, and HomeGoods. Unfortunately, the recession has not been as good for TJ Maxx workers and their families.
Workers at other TJX facilities in New England will also soon enter contract negotiations and will be joining the workers at the Worcester TJ Maxx facility in their call for a fair new contract.
The UNITE HERE New England Joint Board represents over 9,000 workers in the manufacturing, textile and laundry industries, and in distribution, across the six New England states. The New England Joint Board is an affiliate of UNITE HERE which represents workers throughout the U.S. and Canada who work in the hospitality, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, laundry, and airport industries.
Visit www.unitehere.org for more information.