Labor News

Two big unions turn up heat in presidential race

With the presidential campaign in full swing following President Obama's formal re-election announcement, two top unions jumped in hard.

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Santorum as president? A nightmare for Steelworkers leader

Leo Gerard, president of the Steelworkers, described over breakfast his recurring nightmare.

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Steelworkers formally endorse Obama, unanimously

"This is the right time to do the right thing for a man who proved he is right for the job," said Steelworkers President Leo Gerard.

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California car washers win $1 million in back pay

The first-ever group of unionized carwash workers  won a $1 million back pay settlement.

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Steelworkers: Refinery closings could cause oil shortages in Northeast

The union says oil companies' closure of three big refineries in the Philadelphia area - and a plan to demolish one plant if its owner can't find a buyer - could lead to oil shortages in the Northeast.

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Steelworkers back renewed ‘Buy America’ push

Steelworkers are strongly supporting a new "Buy America" jobs push, targeted at infrastructure projects, proposed Rep. Nick Rahall and colleagues.

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Steelworkers: Recent government moves helping on jobs

According to Steelworkers President Leo Gerard, the ruling extending import curbs on steel plate from Korea, India and Indonesia will save U.S. jobs.

Steelworkers, top British union, hold joint Congress

The London conference discussed participation by rank and file delegations of activists in each other's education, rapid response, health and safety, civil rights, and women's conferences.

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Steelworkers honor Danny Glover and Ed Schultz (with video)

On the final day of their International Convention 2011, the United Steel Workers (USW) introduced the union's new Paul Wellstone award. The first recipients are: actor and chair of TransAfrica, Danny Glover; and Ed Shultz, host of the Ed Shultz Show on MSNBC.

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Steelworkers "stand up, fight back" (with video)

"Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed" - Lincoln's quote opened the United Steelworkers Convention.

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