Updated: Oct 17
In a show of unwavering solidarity, members of Local 3 at Woodland Pulp in Baileyville, Maine embarked on a ULP strike that began on October 15, 2023, at 12:00 AM. This decision comes after months of intense negotiations during which management presented proposals that our members found to be nothing short of insulting, and that threatened the hard-fought union rights they hold dear. Management also engaged in bad faith bargaining resulting in a ULP charge being filed.
Management's insistence on these proposals left our members with no choice but to reject their "last, best, and final" offer and to take to the picket lines in pursuit of a fair contract that not only preserves their union rights but also secures just wages. The determination of these 38 Brothers at Woodland Pulp, LLC, is a testament to the collective strength and unity of the Local 3 union members.
The strike was authorized not only by the members themselves but also by the Local Executive Board, emphasizing the widespread support and belief in the cause. Additionally, the Maine AFL-CIO is fully aware of the strike and is actively collaborating with the unions to provide necessary support and resources.
As the strike unfolds, it serves as a reminder of the enduring strength of the labor movement and the importance of workers' rights. Stand with Local 3 in our fight for justice, fairness, and the protection of our hard-won union rights!