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Somerville Projectionists Update 5/20 (english)
20 May 2003
No Business as Usually: BOYCOTT THE SOMERVILLE & CAPITOL (ARLINGTON) THEATRES!
WE STAND FIRM: RECOGNIZE THE UNION OR THE SHOW WILL NOT GO ON!
Somerville Projectionists Update 5/20

Projectionists at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square demand union recognition, better pay, health benefits, a healthy work environment and workplace democracy.

LOCKED OUT?

Two weeks have passed since we made our unconditional offer to return to work, yet the management of the Somerville Theatre still refuses to give hours to any of the projectionists who struck for recognition. Their underhanded tactics are not fooling anyone. We know a lock out when we see one.

NO BUSINESS AS USUAL: BOYCOTT UNION BUSTING THEATRES!

Let's show Mel that we will not tolerate his union-busting tactics by refusing to patronize the two Fraiman Enterprises Inc. (FEI) theatres. If he's going to play dirty, let's hit him where it hurts! Spread the word: BOYCOTT THE SOMERVILLE & CAPITOL (ARLINGTON) THEATRES.

THE MAN BEHIND THIS "INDEPENDENT' THEATRE

Feel uncomfortable boycotting an "independent" theatre? Let's put your mind to rest. Mel Fraiman owns assets (residential and commercial properties in Somerville and Arlington) exceeding $10 million. He has additional assets in Cambridge and Belmont, as well foundation (exceeding $1 million) in his name. We feel that Mel is more than capable of paying all of his workers a living wage.

PICKETS THIS WEEKEND - Friday & Saturday, May 23-24, 5pm Davis Square!

Let's come back with our largest showing on the picket line this weekend.

HOW CAN I HELP?

The projectionists have not been able to work for three weeks now. If you would like to make a donation to our campaign for union recognition please visit the paypal account link below:

https://www.paypal.com/xclick/business=cac%40linefeed.org&item_name=Proj

We also have a mailing address now:

Somerville Projection Workers
P.O. Box 442075
Somerville, MA 02144

KEEP THE PRESSURE ON!

Call Dorothy Gay, the mayor of Somerville, and let her know that the
union-busting tactics of the Somerville Theatre management should not be tolerated in her city: 617-625-6600 ext. 2100 or mayor (at) ci.somerville.ma.us

Let management of the Somerville Theatre know how you feel about their refusal to recognize the projectionists union.

Mel Fraiman (owner) - Phone: (617) 484-6947 Car Phone: (617) 460-6909 Personal Fax: (617) 484-5823, FEI office - (781) 648-6022

If you can cannot reach Mel on his personal phone, please try his real estate office Chatham Light/Dunster Realty - Phone (617) 354-4466 Fax (617) 354-5299

Ian Judge (general manager) - Somerville Theatre Phone: (617) 625-4088 Direct to manager phone: (617) 625-0261 Fax: (617) 625-5496 or ijudge (at) feitheatres.com

You can also write a letter on our behalf:

Mel Fraiman (residence): 48 Village Hill Road, Belmont, MA 02478

Fraiman Enterprises Inc./Chatham Light Realty/Dunster Realty: 15 Story St. Cambridge , MA 02138

Solidarity,
Somerville Theatre Projectionists

Pissed_Off_Projectionists (at) yahoo.com
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