Not only did Ormet's workers rely on the company for a decent living but the economies of Ohio River communities hung on the company's survival.
The workers all say Christie did not make a required $900 million payment to the state and local workers' pension plan. He wants the workers to shoulder the load, instead.
The ruling concerns the 23,500 retired city workers collecting pension benefits.
Residents testified mainly on the impact of cuts to mental health clinics, public worker retiree health care and education.
What do you call a proposal that breaks promises to city workers, destroys their family's hard-earned retirement security, lowers the city's tax base and harms our fragile economy?
The 2007-08 financial crisis, spurred by Wall Street's "casino capitalism," still threatens pension plans that affect 10 million workers.
About 3,000 school workers and their allies rallied at the Capitol in Austin March 11. Buses came from all over the state.
Attacks have no basis in financial fact, President Harold Schaitberger says. They're part of a larger Wall Street scheme to get its hands on workers' pension money nationwide, he believes.
Hundreds of union members, delegates to the Democratic National Convention, fanned out among their colleagues bearing little orange cards, talking about union rights.
Violinists of the world, unite? Orchestra musicians across the U.S. are getting the same harsh treatment by management as steelworkers, city and state workers and others.