Union workers at the bankrupt Weirton Steel Corporation in Weirton, W.Va., voted 2,104-231 in favor of accepting a labor contract offered by the mill’s prospective buyer, ISG, according to a report from Associated Press.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Once again, health care is the burning issue as bargaining continues between SBC, the telecommunications giant, and the Communications Workers of America.
A chorus of “Si, se puede!” (Yes, it can be done!), “Abajo con la migra” (Down with the INS!), “Abajo con Bush” (Down with Bush!), and “Cesar Chavez, presente!” rang across the streets of San Juan, Texas, deep in the Rio Grand Valley on March 27, as over 500 community activists marched in an emotional celebration of the life and work of Cesar Chavez, the great labor and civil rights leader.
CHICAGO – The giant Cintas Corp., which provides and launders industrial uniforms for some of the largest enterprises in the United States, is becoming to industrial laundries and uniform services what Wal-Mart is to retail trade.
A flurry of strike support activities marked the fifth week of the strike of 2,200 Minneapolis and St. Paul bus drivers, mechanics, and clerical workers.
An interview with Chicago Teachers Union President Deborah Lynch The most important thing we can do to reverse NCLB is defeat Bush in November.
ST. LOUIS – Students at Washington University here are demanding the return of 36 Nicaraguan custodial and maintenance workers who were forced to leave the country after their contract with G&G Building Services was terminated in October 2003.
An earlier column opened our continuing look into Wal-Mart’s pole vault from a one-store operation in 1962 to the world’s largest corporation.
ST. LOUIS – Over 1,000 trade unionists, community activists, youth and students here kicked off the AFL-CIO’s “Show Us the Jobs” bus tour March 24.
WASHINGTON (PAI) – The average worker affected by the Bush administration’s new overtime regulations earns $51,000-$55,000 yearly, including overtime, or around $1,000 a week, according to the Economic Policy Institute. With overtime pay at a little more than one-fourth of the worker’s earnings, he or she would lose $256 weekly, EPI adds.