Labor News


Workers in New England rustbelt fight to keep plant open

A group of workers in New England's economic rustbelt are battling an aerospace giant to preserve their livelihoods.


Machinists vow fight for jobs for all workers

MERIDEN, Conn. - "Brothers and sisters, are you ready to fight?" "Yes!" shouted Machinists members and their families, wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Fighting for my job and yours."


Appeals court bars Pratt & Whitney from moving jobs

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Workers at Pratt & Whitney, owned by the profitable United Technologies Corp., have won a major court decision protecting their jobs.


We can win jobs if we fight for them, autoworkers tell U.S. Social Forum

DETROIT - United Auto Workers President Bob King brought a message to the U.S. Social Forum here: "The UAW will speak up for and lead the fight for all workers, regardless of whether they are in unions."


What happened to my country?

As I grabbed my grease-soiled lunch cooler and stepped out of my GM truck to head into work at Delphi Packard Electric I had to stop for a moment to digest the sight of a nearly 1/2 mile long, 1/8 mile deep parking lot that was literally empty.


Machinists stop Pratt & Whitney from moving jobs

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Emotions ran high as union leaders announced details of a court victory blocking P&W from moving work and equipment affecting 1,000 jobs.


Fancy suits for some, but workers get shaft

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Workers from the Hugo Boss clothing firm are battling to stop the company from closing one of the last remaining domestic clothing plants and moving to Turkey.



French and U.S. labor fight plant closing in France

American union members joined workers from  the French union federationto demonstrate against Molex Inc in Lisle, Ill. Video included.