Contract negotiations between the United Steel Workers and two of the nation's largest steelmakers, took two different directions right around Labor Day.
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.
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
Thousands of union members overflowed the Illinois Statehouse to defend their pensions and collective bargaining rights.
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.
Next in the "rising tide of world labor protest" file comes the September 29 labor actions in Europe.