Category Archives: Solidarity

LATEST: Steelworkers – Oil Strike Expands : 7,000 Workers On Strike

The United Steelworkers (USW) announced that it will expand its unfair labour practice strike (ULP) by launching a work stoppage at midnight at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. This refinery, a 50-50 joint venture between Shell Oil … Continue reading

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USW Statement On “Lack of Progress” In Oil Strike Talks.

Day 10: There was little progress as bargaining with the industry resumed.  When talks recessed last week the industry told the USW bargaining committee that they would be bringing one of their maintenance experts to discuss the issue of contractors … Continue reading

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USW, Allies In Europe United
 In Fight For Safety At Oil Refineries

A delegation of striking oil refinery workers from the United Steelworkers (USW) will bring their campaign for a safer oil industry to Europe this week, meeting with allies from labor unions in the Netherlands and Great Britain.  The group, led … Continue reading

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US Oil Strikes Latest: Stoppages Spread To BP

The United Steelworkers (USW) who represent thousands of striking oil refinery workers have said that workers at BP Refineries will be hit by strikes today (Sunday) in the next wave of industrial action which has speed across the US oil industry. … Continue reading

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Glencore: EDM From Ian Lavery MP

Early day motion on Glencore tabled in UK House of Commons Sign EDM 764 to support Glencore workers Glencore, the global mining company, claims to respect human rights, community culture, collective bargaining and the right of employees to freely choose … Continue reading

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Workers walk out at oil refineries across USA

Members of the United Steelworkers who work in oil refineries and chemical plants have walked out at nine sites across the USA – beginning strikes aimed at putting pressure oil companies to agree to a new national contract covering workers … Continue reading

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GREECE: The End Of Austerity?

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All Out Turkish Metal Workers Strike Begins On January 29th

By Eyup Ozer, Birleşik Metal-İş Negotiations between Birleşik Metal-İş union and Metal Employers’ Association (MESS) during the “group collective bargaining agreement” (*) for 2014 – 2016 term broke down because of impositions of the employers organization. This will result with … Continue reading

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Striking Barbour workers accept significantly improved offer

Unite members who have been on strike at the famous jacket and clothing manufacturer J. Barbour & Sons in Gateshead will be returning to work after accepting a significantly improved offer following talks at Acas. The dispute attracted media attention after … Continue reading

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Bargaining Power To The People

By Leo Gerard USW International President During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave workers a New Deal, raising wages and employment. Earlier this month, in the sparsely populated Kentucky county that’s home to Bowling Green, officials voted to … Continue reading

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