Auburn (WSYR-TV) -- More than 100 workers walked off the job at the TRW auto parts plant in Auburn last month. Last week, they reached an agreement, but now they’ve found out that not everyone will be getting their job back.
During the strike, the company hired permanent replacements for every worker. Since then, some of those workers have quit or been let go, so 70 union workers are being called back based on seniority and that’s not sitting well for the rest of the workers, who have been left wondering and when they might get their job back.
“They’re upset…because there is people that went in there while we on strike that are considered scabs and we weren’t able to remove the scabs,” said Union President, Gregory Large.
“We all went out as a group, 100 percent of us and now they only want 80 percent back. That’s not right. We don’t leave anybody behind. That’s not a way a decent union is supposed to go about negotiating for the people out on strike,” said TRW worker, Christine Harmon.
Large says that what the company is doing is legal, but union members say they think it’s not right. The company has not commented.