May

Fighting mad New Yorkers work to stop doomsday budget

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.

UAW: Universal health care now

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.

Unions march for health care in Philly

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

Steelworkers win humane merger

The future of 8,600 steelworker families and tens of thousands of retirees at National Steel was resolved this week.

Six-hour day Six-hour day

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.

American Airline workers coerced

DALLAS – On April 16, the last major union at American Airlines (AA) caved in to demands that they take huge wage concessions and layoffs.

Union-busting, war profiteering: a corporate tie

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.

ILWU convenes with eye on future battles

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.

Yale workers struggle continues

As workers at Yale University continue their quest for union recognition and fair contracts, support for their cause continues to grow.

Day of action in support of Cintas workers

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.

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