We also joined in solidarity on September 5th with the newly organized mechanics of Al Piemonte’s Chevrolet in East Dundee, Illinois. They are on strike fighting for their first contract. All they are asking for is the same pay and benefits as their counterparts at other locations of Al Piemonte’s, but management has given them an offer which is considerably lower across the board, served up with a take-it-or-leave-it attitude. They have been on strike and without a paycheck for six weeks. Management has brought in scabs.