Labor News


Deadly explosions kill 31 energy workers in one week

ANACORTES, Wash.---Families and co-workers of six oil workers killed in a refinery explosion here April 2 were mourning their dead when three days later another explosion, this one in a West Virginia coal mine killed 25 miners, a deadly toll of 31 energy workers in less than a week.


Steelworkers' hall rededicated to workers killed building union

Local 1010 of the United Steelworkers union (USW) is proud of its militant history and its rededicated union hall.


Feeling heat, U.S.-China firms say they’ll build turbines here

Under pressure from the nation’s biggest manufacturing union, a U.S.-China energy partnership said it would build a factory here, creating 1,000 jobs.


Foreign companies getting bulk of green stimulus

Of the $1.05 billion of stimulus funds handed out for clean energy grants since Sept. 1, 84 percent - $849 million - has gone to foreign wind companies.

U.S. Steelworkers to experiment with factory ownership, Mondragon style

The United Steelworkers union, North America's largest industrial trade union, announced a new collaboration with the world's largest worker-owned cooperative, Mondragon International.


USW vs. Georgia Pacific: another ‘Employee Free Choice’ moment

WHEATFIELD, Ind. — United Steelworkers and retirees from around Indiana and Illinois came to this rural area here Nov.3 to show support for their union at Georgia Pacific's wallboard plant there.

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