Author Archives: Tony Burke

Steelworkers and Brazilian Union Picket Huhtamaki

By Ben Davis, United Steelworkers, Pittsburgh Union members and employees of Huhtamaki North America picketed outside the company’s Waterville plant today (Wednesday) in an effort to draw attention to their inability to come to terms with the paper goods manufacturer on … Continue reading

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Selective Strikes, Work-To-Rule KOs EDF In UK

By Dick Blin For the Utility Workers Of America Unite the Union and 500 meter fitters and meter engineers won respect and handsome pay gains in a highly coordinated campaign that forced big French energy company EDF to ante up … Continue reading

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United Steelworkers Convention 2014

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Steelworkers Fight For Union Rights At Huhtamaki

Note: The following opinion piece was written by a single mother of two children who fears losing her job. For this reason her name has been withheld. The United Steelworkers in the USA are fighting to secure union recognition at the company … Continue reading

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Honeywell Workers Locked Out (Again) In Metropolis

The giant US multi-national company Honeywell has once again locked out its workforce,members of the United Steelworkers at it plant in Metropolis, USA. USW local 7-669 has 150 members at the plant, which processes uranium and they work around many … Continue reading

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Banging Out : Fleet Street Remembered

This brilliant film was launched at St Brides, the printers church on the 16th July 2014 and is being shown at libraries, schools and archives across London. It tells the story of the printing industry on Fleet Street in London, the … Continue reading

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United Steelworkers Convention, August 12th.

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USW Convention Las Vegas – August 12th

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Swaziland PM’s Threat Against Union Leader

What would we do if David Cameron threatened at Prime Minister’s Question Time to strangle the TUC’s Frances O’Grady?  That’s what happened in Swaziland last week. Facing pressure from MPs about the suspension of benefits from the USA under the African … Continue reading

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National Demonstration For Gaza

Where: Outside BBC HQ, Portland Place, London marching to Hyde Park via US Embassy When: Assemble at 12 noon, August 9th The latest figures from UN OCHA are sickening – at least 1,849 Palestinians killed, with more still be recovered … Continue reading

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