WHEN: Friday June 29th from 10:00am to 2:00pm
WHERE: Todd Road Exit on the North Bound Side of I5 just south of the town of Kalama, Washington (about 30 miles from Portland)
There is an upcoming proposed $100 million CHS/Temco Grain Silo expansion at the port of Kalama at the Todd Road Exit. Design Build Contracts from 2 General Contractors are currently being reviewed with a tentative awarding date of mid-July 2012. Both General Contractors engage in the practice of hiring visa workers to do the “slip form work” to avoid paying area standard wages, as we have all seen at EGT in Longview, Kalama Export, and most recently at the Port of Vancouver.
This issue affects all labor, and all our community members including our local business who don’t see the $dollars stay in the community. So feel free to bring folks who are tired of seeing our local jobs being outsourced.
We will have signs and informational hand bills available. If you want to bring signs please keep with the theme of “hire local workers” or something similar, because at this point we are only protesting a practice that has not happened at this site yet, even though we know it’s coming.
Hope to see you there!