Labor News

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Steelworkers forced out at Rotek

Members of USW Local 8565 are picketing Rotek, Inc. protesting the company's unilateral implementation of a contract slashing wages 20-30 percent as well as deep cuts in benefits.

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Pitney Bowes pays lawmakers to push privatizing Post Office

Under this plan, financed by Pitney Bowes, the entire Postal Service would become a series of private companies.

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Illinois Gov. stops extending AFSCME pact as bargaining continues

Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly are proving that sometimes, unionized workers for state and local governments can't trust the Democrats, either.

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Steelworkers prevail in contentious negotiations

"Our members' unwavering solidarity throughout the bargaining process in the face of management's high-risk scare tactics and demands for major cutbacks has been rewarded."

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USW and big steel firms: pact with U.S. Steel, talks continue with Arcelor-Mittal

Contract negotiations between the United Steel Workers and two of the nation's largest steelmakers, took two different directions right around Labor Day.

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Today in Labor History: H.R. 15316 signed into law on September 7, 1916

Federal employees won the right to receive Workers' Compensation insurance coverage in1916.

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Caterpillar strikers carry on David vs. Goliath battle

The company forced a strike with a draconian contract offer that would slash wages, increase health care costs and demolish pensions. Workers rejected the offer by a vote of 504-116.

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Union workers reject Crystal Sugar’s concession demands

A total of 82 percent of union members voted on the demands. Of those, 63 percent voted to reject Crystal's contract offer.

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Strikers blast Caterpillar greed, reject concessions

Unabashed corporate greed, is how striking workers are describing Caterpillar's efforts to slash wages and benefits while eliminating pensions and seniority rights at their plant here.

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South Carolina GOP seek drug tests and benefit cuts for jobless

This week a state senate panel in South Carolina approved a bill that would force unemployed workers to take drug tests in order to qualify for unemployment benefits.

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