NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 14)—The Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union has taken its corporate campaign against carbon black producer Continental Carbon Co. to Taiwan, the home of the company's parent firms. Houston-based Continental Carbon locked out 86 PACE members at its Ponca City, Okla., plant in May 2001. The union said during a five-day stay in Taiwan, it met with Taiwanese labor organizations, ran advertisements in newspapers, and participated in a demonstration and news conference meant to inform people there about their plight. The union criticized Conti Carbon and the Koo's Group—the controlling entity of Conti Carbon parent companies China Synthetic Rubber Co. and Taiwan Cement Corp.—for having anti-worker and anti-environment attitudes. PACE last month announced it might sue Conti Carbon over environmental violations at two U.S. carbon black locations, including Ponca City.
PACE moves Conti Carbon corporate campaign to Taiwan
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