"Steel jobs provide decent living wages and help support a lot of other jobs in the community; the company wants to take that away."
Retired unionists represent the consistently largest and most-active political constituency - the elderly.
Some media and folks with cameras were threatened; told that they were violating the Homeland Security Act. Really.
TRIANGLE, Va.- The United Mine Workers of America has reached a global settlement with Peabody Energy and Patriot Coal that will provide funding of more than $400 million to cover future health care benefits for retirees affected by the bankruptcy of Patriot Coal.
TRIANGLE, Va. (PAI) - Workers at Patriot Coal Co., which is now undergoing bankruptcy reorganization, will have to prepare for a strike authorization vote after firm managers walked out of talks on a settlement on June 12, the Mine Workers said.
The labor-backed Alliance for Retired Americans is gearing up for a tough battle - getting non-union retirees to vote for Barack Obama in 2012.
Congressman José Serrano is supporting the efforts of SEIU 32BJ, which is in negotiations for a new long-term contract to cover more than 3,000 Bronx apartment building workers.
Fifty North Texans, primarily retirees, added their voices to the general outcry against plans to cut retiree benefits at a meeting in the Communications Workers of America Local 6215 Hall December 2 in Dallas.
Their hair is gray, some use walkers or canes, but that didn't stop them from rallying to support 38 workers "replaced" during a contract dispute.
"There is no tragedy in growing old, but there is tragedy in growing old without means of support,"President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in 1934.