For Immediate Release
Contact: John Kilker | 610-322-4069
May 12, 2022
Local 1994 Members Rally Against Local Laboratory
Urging Against Use of Taxpayer Money to Fund Cruel and Inhumane Treatment of Animals
Gaithersburg, Md. – Taxpayer dollars should not fund jobs that require employees to violate the Animal Welfare Act, said members of Local 1994. Members plan to join other activists in a rally outside Inotiv, a laboratory that conducts research on animals in Gaithersburg and is planning on expanding into Rockville. The lab expansion may receive economic development funding from both Montgomery County and the State of Maryland, including a $50,000 grant from Montgomery County and a $372,000 forgivable loan from Maryland.
Local 1994 members are joining Senator Ben Kramer and the Humane Society of the United States to urge the State and County to rescind financial assistance they have granted Inotiv.
WHEN: Friday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland
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Local 1994 represents 8,000 public employees in Montgomery County, Prince George's County and beyond. From its inception, UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO has fought to protect workers’ rights, negotiate fair wages and protect safety and security of workers.