After the DBCP situation, OCAW
and other groups pushed through "Right to Know legislation: the Federal Hazards Communication Act.
was an OCAW
business agent during the workday and signed people up for the IWW during the weekend.
After an introduction and a first chapter that describes the positive pre-lockout relations between labor and management as well as the negative feelings for environmentalists among OCAW
workers, who before the dispute viewed demands for a healthy workplace as threatening to high-paying jobs, Minchin divides his book into six additional chapters each correlating to one year of the BASF lockout and which together trace the rise of this labor-environmentalist alliance.
Thanks in no small part to Mazzocchi's years of effort--and the willingness of OCAW
to pour its resources into the drive--the Labor Party founding convention could boast endorsements from OCAW
, UE, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of the Way Employees, the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, the California Nurses Association, the American Federation of Government Employees, the United Mine Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Dupont Workers, and the Textile Processors, Service Trades, Health Care, Professional, and Technical Employees International Union.
After intermittent bargaining, the OCAW
rejected the first two offers from Amoco.
The coalition for single payer ended up with four groups, UE, OCAW
, the Grey Panthers and the Health Research Group.
Under his leadership OCAW
pushed some of the most aggressively pro-environment policies in the labor movement, even though most of its members were in industries with big environmental problems.
He also created an environmental-policy committee on the AFL-CIO executive council, a leading member of which is OCAW
President Robert Wages.
According to 15 workers in the plant's OCAW
has also established a column devoted to women's issues in its monthly magazine, The Reporter.
When the dispute began, 370 operators and maintenance employees represented by the OCAW
were among the 1,200 workers at the plant.