People are angry in New York City – and they have a right to be angry. Every day massive cuts in local and state spending appear more and more imminent.
DETROIT – As contract talks between 300,000 United Auto Workers (UAW) members and the Big Three automakers are set to begin in July, three pressing issues are on the minds of autoworkers: health care, pensions, and jobs.
PHILADELPHIA – A cold wind and April showers failed to dampen the spirits of Service Employees Local 36 and Healthcare and Hospital Workers Union Local 1199C and their supporters who participated in the Family March for Healthcare Reform here on April 17
The future of 8,600 steelworker families and tens of thousands of retirees at National Steel was resolved this week.
The call for a shorter workweek with no cut in pay arises periodically in the working class, their trade unions and among labor and progressive economists. What generally gives rise to those calls is sharp increases in joblessness underscored by long-term sustained unemployment for millions of workers.
DALLAS – On April 16, the last major union at American Airlines (AA) caved in to demands that they take huge wage concessions and layoffs.
News Analysis Many Americans had never heard of Stevedoring Services of America (SSA), until it was awarded a $4.8 million contract to open and operate the port of Umm Qasr in war-torn Iraq.
The experiences of a hard-fought contract battle against a gang up that included the Pacific Maritime Association, a coalition of retailers and the Bush administration will loom large in the minds of delegates to 32nd Convention of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), April 28 – May 2, as they map strategy for the coming year.
As workers at Yale University continue their quest for union recognition and fair contracts, support for their cause continues to grow.
NEW YORK – As part of a National Day of Action in support of 17,000 Cintas laundry workers, members of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE), with support from Service Employees (SEIU) Local 32 BJ and Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500, held a spirited rally here, April 23, in front of two separate Starbucks coffeeshops. Cintas is Starbucks’ apron and mat supplier.