SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Workers at Momentive chemical plant in Waterford boarded a bus Monday to pay their boss’s neighborhood a visit.
For nearly three months, Momentive workers have been on strike. They claim the company is threatening their wages, healthcare and pensions.
About 50 workers made it to Boss’s neighborhood. They walked in groups while carrying candles and signs.
The workers went door-to-door and passed out information flyers. Police were out as a precaution, and they did have to break up one argument between a picketer and a neighbor.
The workers have been on strike for close to three months, and they hope their latest push will get results.
“We’re just encouraging Jack Boss to come out and come to the table with something that might pass,” Walt Lynds said. “Stop coming back with these regressive contracts; stop the union busting.”
“We want to go back to work,” Tom Butler said. “We don’t want to be outside every day picketing. We just want something that’s fair.”
Momentive said it’s offering a contract that’s in line with other plants across the country.