Labor News

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Workers in New England rustbelt fight to keep plant open

A group of workers in New England's economic rustbelt are battling an aerospace giant to preserve their livelihoods.

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Machinists vow fight for jobs for all workers

MERIDEN, Conn. - "Brothers and sisters, are you ready to fight?" "Yes!" shouted Machinists members and their families, wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Fighting for my job and yours."

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Appeals court bars Pratt & Whitney from moving jobs

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Workers at Pratt & Whitney, owned by the profitable United Technologies Corp., have won a major court decision protecting their jobs.

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We can win jobs if we fight for them, autoworkers tell U.S. Social Forum

DETROIT - United Auto Workers President Bob King brought a message to the U.S. Social Forum here: "The UAW will speak up for and lead the fight for all workers, regardless of whether they are in unions."

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What happened to my country?

As I grabbed my grease-soiled lunch cooler and stepped out of my GM truck to head into work at Delphi Packard Electric I had to stop for a moment to digest the sight of a nearly 1/2 mile long, 1/8 mile deep parking lot that was literally empty.

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Machinists stop Pratt & Whitney from moving jobs

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Emotions ran high as union leaders announced details of a court victory blocking P&W from moving work and equipment affecting 1,000 jobs.

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Fancy suits for some, but workers get shaft

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Workers from the Hugo Boss clothing firm are battling to stop the company from closing one of the last remaining domestic clothing plants and moving to Turkey.

 

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French and U.S. labor fight plant closing in France

American union members joined workers from  the French union federationto demonstrate against Molex Inc in Lisle, Ill. Video included.