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In a Letter to the Editor, published in The Plain Dealer on Oct. 13, Laborers Local 860 Field Representative Colin Sikon lays blame where it belongs: at the feet of Cuyahoga County Juvenile administrators who abandoned the workers’ Union.  “Today, recruitment does not keep up with staff attrition in the detention facility,” he wrote. “This …

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An article published in Ideastream Public Media on July 28 detailed alarms raised by Laborers Local 860 about working conditions in the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center.  Ideastream Public Media reported: “After about a year of talks, court administrators ended negotiations on a new contract in December, said union field organizer Colin Sikon, ‘and has …

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