Labor news around the nation

WATERFORD, N.Y.—Jobs With Justice has taken a three-month strike by 700 Communi-cations Workers at Momentive, Inc., of Waterford, N.Y., and Willoughby, Ohio, national.

Steve Schwarzman, whose hedge fund owns a huge hunk of the sealant manufacturer, forced the workers to walk out Nov. 2 over company demands for cuts to health care and other benefits, notably for retirees.

JWJ is circulating an on-line petition for people to sign to send to Schwarz-man. Meanwhile, a pro-worker bus caravan headed for Schwarzman’s house on Feb. 9.

Source: PAI