Stanley Works machinists win contract gains

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Machinists Union members voted by a three-to-one margin May 21 to end their strike against Stanley Works and accept a revised offer from management. Workers voted at a morning meeting here.

Unionists launch drive to win White House

DES MOINES – Nearly 1,000 union leaders and activists from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees got a close-up look at the Democratic presidential candidates at the union’s first-time Presidential Town Hall here on May 16 and 17.

Defending the right to organize

CHICAGO – “The NLRB is a meat-grinder,” said AFL-CIO Director of Organizing Stuart Acuff, “and most workers who enter into it are ground up into sausage.”

West Coast Longshore maps fightback

SAN FRANCISCO – The longshore division of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which met here on May 5-9, made it clear that dockers are not resting on the laurels of the recent contract victory against their employers, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).

From the Charleston 5 victory to the 2004 elections

An interview with Ken Riley The following interview with Kenneth Riley Jr., president of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1422 in Charleston, S.C., took place during the recent convention of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).