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More than 350 workers at the Dex One corporation across the United States are on strike, protesting the company's plans to lay off workers and outsource jobs. Dex One, the company that makes the Yellow Pages, is the target of the strike by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers because CEO Alfred Mockett wants to be able to outsource jobs at will, without any explanation for workers. Sales representatives in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming are on strike for their third week.
Supporters of the strike can take action by sending a letter to Mockett:
Dear Mr. Mockett:
In these shaky economic times, the last thing our country needs is more outsourcing of good jobs.
We believe that is just what Dex One is trying to do with its sales representatives. Please stop demanding the right to ship good local jobs out of our communities.
Your employees are ready to get back to work, but they want a commitment from you to keep Dex One jobs local.
Dex One workers are the lifeblood of their communities. Sending their jobs outside their area will not only adversely affect them, but also their friends, families and neighbors. A move of this nature will also negatively affect the customers.
Dex One workers deserve a chance to keep their jobs at home.
Please end this strike and negotiate a fair agreement with your employees.