In a letter sent to persons on his campaign's email list, William Compton is urging his supporters to take action to support the workers who are still striking Heaven Hill Distilleries.
Compton is a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 2nd Congressional district. (We interviewed him a few weeks ago.) He is a public school music educator, and also serves on the city commission in his home town.
Here is Compton's email, along with a link where you can support the workers that are on strike.
As you may know, Heaven Hill distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky is currently on strike. I wanted to take the time to share with you a little bit about the strike, and ways that my supporters can help the workers at Heaven Hill.
420 UFCW Local 23D members in Bardstown, KY, went on strike on September 11, after 96.1% of its membership rejected Heaven Hill distillery’s “last, best, and final” offer. To up the pressure on its striking workers, Heaven Hill cut off their health care benefits, leaving hundreds of families in the local community without insurance. Although 23D members have not wavered and continue to stand together on the picket line, they need help from labor unions and customers to stand in solidarity with them.
I am asking each of you to help these workers by reaching out to the Heaven Hill distillery. Tell them that you, as a consumer, will not buy their product until they support a fair contract for their workers. Here is the website you can go to contact them: bit.ly/3lJxcwI .
William Dakota Compton
Plum Springs City Commissioner
KY US House of Representatives Candidate 2022 (web site)