Labor News

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USW local ratifies new pact with Honeywell, ends long lockout

The plant was scheduled to reopen Apr. 1 but the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission must recertify the workers before all can return.

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Oil workers continue strike against BP despite tentative settlement

"We will continue the strike until we get a fair contract and a safer workplace."

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Workers getting burned by McDonald's greed

"The Food Service Industry experiences the highest number of burns of any employment sector, about 12,000 each year."

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On anniversary of BP blast, judge speaks out for strikers

The former judge who heard the 4,016 cases in the explosion's aftermath is speaking out for the strikers.

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West Virginia workers launch "insurrection" in state capital

Demonstrators protesting the national wave of wage and safety cuts and anti-union assaults, were led by the West Virginia AFL-CIO and joined by national labor leaders.

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Ohioans brave severe cold to back oil strikers

"For too long, these companies have gotten public support only to have them take advantage of the workers and their families, forcing overtime and unsafe staffing levels."

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Union not surprised by flare-up at Whiting, Ind. BP plant

"We refuse to accept that fires, explosions, and working people to exhaustion are just the cost of doing this business -- these are all things that we can control."

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Safety tops strike demands for oil workers at BP refinery

The workers' demands center on health and safety issues, contracting jobs out to non-union workers and health care.

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Workers in Ohio and Indiana join USW strike against oil industry

"Management cannot continue to resist allowing workers a stronger voice on issues that could very well make the difference between life and death for too many of them."

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Houston, we have a problem: Strike at major oil refineries

"Houston has the worst record in Texas, and Texas has the worst record in the nation when it comes to workplace fatalities or catastrophes."

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