Labor News

Utility workers: American Water in more hot water

The same highly-profitable nationwide utility that is trying to drastically raise rates on its St. Louis customers is using workers from a non-union labor law-breaking company to try to replace its Utility Worker members.

Labor Board: Locked out workers covered by labor law

In an unusual situation, the NLRB ruled, in a case involving a Bronson, Mich., auto parts maker, that locked-out workers are still "employees" of the company and covered by labor law.

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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.

Union rallies in New York call for jobs

Jobs, justice and voting rights were the focus of two mass rallies in New York City.

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Transport union defends members in airline bankruptcy

The Transport Workers "will do everything possible" to vigorously protect 23,400 members who work for American Airlines and its American Eagle subsidiary as the carrier goes through bankruptcy, officials say.

U.S. nurses backed general strike in U.K.

The National Nurses Union led a coalition of U.S. unions that demonstrated in six cities on Nov. 30 to back British public workers, who staged a one-day strike.

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Sugar CEO calls union workers a "cancer"

As American Crystal Sugar's lockout of its workers passed the 4-month mark, workers challenged the lockout at the firm's annual meeting.

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Union vote may end battle with Boeing

The long and bitter battle over Boeing's retaliation against the Machinists may end with a vote.

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Right wing push to destroy labor board comes to a head

A right-wing scheme to incapacitate the National Labor Relations Board was derailed in the nation's capital this week.

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