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Union Workers picket Verso Corporation over contract dispute

Several signs read "Violating Employee Rights Since 2015"
Picketers stood outside the entrance to Verso with homemade signs.
Picketers stood outside the entrance to Verso with homemade signs.(WLUC photo)
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 8:22 PM EDT
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ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - Picketers were outside Verso Corporation Thursday saying Verso is not honoring it’s contract and is hiring outside people. Employees say they were not paid when forced to quarantine due to COVID-19.

United Steelworkers, Women of Steel and Bishop NOA Home came out to show their support.

There will be an arbitration after a period of grievance.

“Employees were not made whole when they were forced to quarantine due to primary or secondary exposure,” said Gerald Kell, President of USW Local 21.

TV6 reached out to Verso but they declined to comment.

The picketers say it was an informational event to bring light to the subject.

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