Guild members took to Wolf Road Saturday to distribute fliers outside Lazare Kia and Lincoln Mercury.
The union did not call on customers to boycott the business, but did ask that they advise the advertiser of what was happening at the Times Union.
One Lazare customer turned out to be R. Victor Stewart, a past president of our local. He drove into the lot and told the sales people why there were people in bright red shirts outside on the sidewalk. (He had not known in advance of the mobilizing event, but proudly pointed out to the dealership he had purchased his car there.)
The Guild is ramping up its public campaign. An advertisement ran in Metroland Saturday, and a Guild supporter spoke to an Albany neighborhood group and a gathering of union leaders this week.
It is unfortunate these steps need to be taken, but the Company was well aware what it risked by canceling the contract.