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Celedonio Ayala (center) and Stephon Eckles (right) are among the eight reinforcement iron workers on strike from K&D LLC, a structural steel erection contractor located in Manchester, citing low pay, long hours and unsafe working conditions.  The striking workers are supported by Middle Tennessee Jobs with Justice, represented by community organizer Carlos Luis (left).  
– Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Iron workers strike against local firm

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm

STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski A group of Manchester-based reinforcement iron workers are on strike, citing long hours, poverty wages and unsafe conditions among their grievances. The strike began in Nashville about a month ago when three workers employed by Manchester’s K&D LLC walked off projects.  Within days, eight...
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