TAKE ACTION: They risked their lives, then got laid off

As Hurricane Maria ravished Puerto Rico, sisters and brothers of USW Local 6135 at GFR Media worked nonstop. They risked their lives to keep people informed. In the weeks that followed, journalists, cartoonists, clerks and others worked tirelessly to tell the stories of survival.

Many did so despite losing everything at home.                                                                                                      

Now, GFR Media Enterprises, publishers of El Nuevo Dia and Primera Hora, are using the hurricane as an excuse to “lay off” our USW sisters and brothers of Local 6135. Despite other employers working with us to keep members employed during these tough times, GFR has put people out of work with no severance pay.

Click here to sign our petition to show solidarity with our fellow union members and to urge GFR Media to respect workers’ rights and put our sisters and brothers back to work.

After you sign, please share, tagging @Steelworkers and using the #USWUnity and #Solidaridad hashtags on social media, so we can show GFR that the world is watching.

Thank you!

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