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USW and big steel firms: pact with U.S. Steel, talks continue with Arcelor-Mittal

Contract negotiations between the United Steel Workers and two of the nation's largest steelmakers, took two different directions right around Labor Day.

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Caterpillar strikers carry on David vs. Goliath battle

The company forced a strike with a draconian contract offer that would slash wages, increase health care costs and demolish pensions. Workers rejected the offer by a vote of 504-116.

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Hunger strike underway in D.C.

 Planned cuts to the U.S. Postal Service that would cost more than 100,000 active workers their jobs and other cuts, prompted eight retired union Letter Carriers to begin a hunger strike in D.C. on June 25. t

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Strikers blast Caterpillar greed, reject concessions

Unabashed corporate greed, is how striking workers are describing Caterpillar's efforts to slash wages and benefits while eliminating pensions and seniority rights at their plant here.

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Workers say fight to save Post Office goes on

By a 62-37 vote on Apr. 25, the Senate approved a modified postal "reform" bill, S1789. The battle over the future of the Postal Service now moves to the GOP-run House.

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Teamsters proposal to restructure bankrupt Hostess

The Teamsters' proposal demands executives, as well as all stakeholders, share equally in financial sacrifices for Hostess to emerge from bankruptcy "instead of paying lip-service to the concept."

Unions scramble to protect pensions in Hostess bankruptcy

The Bakery Workers, the Teamsters, and other unions representing Hostess Foods employees scrambled to protect their members as the snack food company filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 1.

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We Are One Illinois fights back

Thousands of union members overflowed the Illinois Statehouse to defend their pensions and collective bargaining rights.

Court green lights union pension lawsuit vs. financier

BOSTON (PAI) - In one of the first cases affecting unions and their members to emerge from Wall Street's financial finagling, a federal appeals court in Boston gave the go-ahead to a class action suit by three union pension funds against a financial firm that cost them -- and their members - money by investing in shoddy securities, and lying.

European unions set to march for “Robin Hood taxes”

Next in the "rising tide of world labor protest" file comes the September 29 labor actions in Europe.

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