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Support Heaven Hill Distillery workers.

Heaven Hill Distillery jobs have been great for Kentucky – great for the communities that enjoy their quality products and the tourism dollars they bring in, and great for families with generations of Kentucky distillery workers building better lives through good pay and benefits. They have also been great for the company with Heaven Hill making $500 million in estimated revenue last year.

But instead of giving workers a contract that honors their hard work, Heaven Hill proposed a contract that makes cuts to overtime – cuts that could drastically reduce take-home pay – and threatens to divide its workers with unclear and potentially unfair scheduling.

What Heaven Hill is doing threatens not only its workers and their livelihoods but can lead to turnover and loss of generational skills that local communities and economies rely on.

That’s why workers are standing up –to keep Heaven Hill, and all distillery jobs, GOOD jobs.


Support Heaven Hill Workers Today

SPREAD THE WORD: Share the Heaven Hill campaign on Facebook & Twitter using the hashtag #StepUpHH and urge your followers to do the same.

MAKE THE PLEDGE: Tweet Heaven Hill that you won’t buy their products until a FAIR contract is signed.

Print out the information below and distribute to your community.

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INEOS Workers Join Our Union Family

On August 27, over 140 workers at two INEOS Pigments plants in Ashtabula, Ohio, joined the ICWUC/UFCW and International Brotherhood of Teamsters. INEOS is a global chemical company, and INEOS Pigments is one of the largest producers of titanium dioxide in North America.

This organizing victory is the result of a five-year effort to organize workers at INEOS Pigments. The company refused to recognize the ICWUC/UFCW or the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and its efforts were supported by the previous administration’s National Labor Relations Board. INEOS Pigments also hired union busting lawyers to hold captive audience meetings at the plants. Despite these obstacles and intimidation tactics, these workers persevered and unionized because they wanted a voice in the workplace and the same benefits as some of their unionized colleagues, who are represented by the United Steelworkers.

“In spite of the company’s anti-union tactics, these workers stood together for a better life,” said ICWUC/UFCW President Lance Heasley. “We look forward to working with the Teamsters and having the support of the Steelworkers as we begin to negotiate a strong, first contract for these workers.”

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Veolia workers vote to join ICWUC 90-7

On Feb. 19, 100 workers at Veolia Environmental Services in Sauget, Ill., voted to join the ICWUC.

Terry Ball a 31-year veteran of Veolia wrote

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Once a Chemical Worker, Always a Chemical Worker!
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The ICWUC represented workers of Delta Oil Mill in Jonestown, MS until its bankruptcy and closing approximately 5 years ago. The facility reopened approximately 2 years ago under the name Cotton Seed Co-Op.

Cotton Seed Co-Op rehired many of the previous employees from Delta Oil Mill. When the workers came back to work without a union contract, they found that many of the benefits and protections they once had when members of the ICWUC were now gone. They knew they wanted more so they reached out to their former Representative and Regional Director Ricky Lawrence in early May.

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Peroxychem employees vote to join ICWUC!

Peroxychem workers in Saratoga Springs, NY voted unanimously to join the ICWUC on December 13, 2018!

Representative Andy Kokiko and Organizer Lance Heasley were instrumental during this process by speaking with the workers, petitioning for the workers and organizing the workers. This is the third unanimous election Lance has been involved in.

Congratulations to the workers of Peroxychem! The ICWUC looks forward to working with you to achieve your first contract!

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