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SOLIDARITY RALLY SET MARCH 6 IN SUPPORT OF STEELWORKERS STRIKING AGAINST TRINITY INDUSTRIES

 BESSEMER, Ala., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Steelworkers from four states will stage a motorcade and rally here Saturday, March 6, in support of the strike by the members of United Steelworkers of America (USWA) Local 9226 against Trinity Industries, the nation's largest producer of railroad cars, it was announced today.
 Among the speakers will be George Becker, the USWA's International vice-president/administration; Ace Trammel, president of the Alabama AFL-CIO; Tom Youngblood, District 20 president, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). Joining them will be USWA members from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi, along with members of a number of other labor unions.
 They will gather at the Bessemer Civic Center for the 11:30 a.m., start of the motorcade through the city, returning to the Civic Center for the rally, which will begin at 1 p.m.
 "The members of Local 9226 have been waging a valiant struggle for a fair and honorable contract with a company that has engaged in the worst kind of anti-union behavior," said Richard H. Davis, the interim director of USWA District 36. "They have withstood tear gas attacks, false arrest, surveillance, mass firings and other forms of violence and intimidation in pursuit of a just cause.
 "This gathering is both a testament to their will, and a show of support from their brothers and sisters in the labor movement, and from the entire membership of the United Steelworkers of America."
 Local 9226 represents some 500 Steelworkers who struck Trinity on Sept. 19, 1992, following the company's refusal to bargain in good faith on a new contract, the union said.
 In the interim, the company hired scabs, private detectives, and armed guards -- conduct aimed at anything but reaching agreement. And it made the baseless accusation that more than 50 Local Union members had engaged in unlawful strike activity, the union said.
 In the only negotiating session since the strike began, the parties -- at the company's insistence -- met separately with a federal mediator. Not surprisingly, the union said, there was no progress.
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 /CONTACT: Billy McColeman, staff representative, USWA District 36, 205-780-2307, or USWA Communications Department, in Pittsburgh, 412-562-2442/


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