Thanks for your calls to Charles Krug management about the outrageous and
illegal lockout of union workers (the last warehouse union) up here in
There continues to be a blackout in the local press on the daily pickets
the use of scabs.
If anyone knows how to get any media here, please call me or the union
president jerry barlow at (209) 988-2896.
Please start faxing Marc Mondavi himself, the President and chief obstacle
to re-opening negotiations. (707) 967-2291.
Let him know hundreds of us will be coming to St Helena to march with the
workers on Sunday. The phone number of the winery is 963-276l.
Let them know we will be advertising this boycott of C.K Mondavi and all
Charles Krug wines on a national basis.
Please call the Napa Valley Tourist Bureau and say that you don't want to
come to Napa when workers are locked out with medical benefits terminated,
sub-standard wages, and unsafe working conditions. You can reach them at
Thank you for everything.
I am involved in helping a group of winery workers who have been illegally
locked out of Charles Krug Winery in St Helena. The contract offered
contained large wage reductions, elimination of skilled jobs, and erosion
seniority, as well as elimination of medical coverage.
The membership of 45 (the last unionized warehouse crew in the valley)
unanimously to reject the contract. The owner/manager, Mark Mondavi,
refused to allow a federal mediator into negotiations.
This courageous multi-racial group of workers need our support
Please call Krug at 707 (963-276l) and tell them you will not visit their
winery nor buy their labels (Charles Krug, CK Mondavi) until they bargain
with their workers and end the illegal lockout (NLRB charges have been
Please forward this message as widely as you can. They are picketing
and need visitors (just north of St Helena). Let's try to get press or
coverage. Checks to help with their family needs can be sent to UFCW,
l86D, 329 Downey Ave, Modesto Ca 95354.
Please help these workers see that we care about maintaining unionized
workplaces in an area where wealth and poverty co-exist so glaringly.
p.s. please let me know if you have forwarded this or called the winery so
can let the workers and their union know.