PolyCello employees opt not to unionize

    HALIFAX, June 20 /CNW Telbec/ - In a much publicized union-allegiance
vote, the employees of Amherst-based printing company PolyCello chose not to
join Teamsters Local Union 927.
    "We are, of course, disappointed," says Charles Chalmers, President of
Local Union 927. "At the same time, we are proud that the employees had the
courage to bring public attention to the challenges they face in the workplace
and approach us with their concerns."
    While unionization would have secured a brighter future for the printing
company's workers, many eligible voters were influenced in their decision by
the outspoken mayor of the tight-knit community, Jerry Hallee.
    "As the former general manager of PolyCello, Jerry Hallee undoubtedly has
the interests of the business at heart," says Chalmers. "As such, I continue
to question whether he can have an impartial view of how best to protect the
rights and meet the needs of employees." Chalmers expressed that, in the
future, he hopes Mayor Hallee will demonstrate more professionalism and allow
workers to make their own informed choices.".doc

For further information:

For further information: Charles Chalmers, President of Teamsters Local
Union 927, (902) 445-5301

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