Strike at Skylawn
Cemetery workers from SEIU Local 265 were entering their second week of a strike today as they allege unfair labor practices at Skylawn Memorial Park. Picketing workers say they are made to work excessive overtime and to rush their work, putting them at risk. They say there were once 15 union workers at the cemetery at the top of Highway 92 and that now there are eight. A printed handout says the local has been working without a contract for 20 months. Skylawn General Manager Richard McCown said in a written statement that the company is in active contract negotiations with the union. “We value our employees and anticipate a successful agreement with them in the coming weeks,” he said in the statement. Clay Lambert / Review

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