Category Archives: Unite The Union

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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Crown Holdings Shareholders Warned Of Stock Price Losses Due To Toronto Strike

Workers forced on strike in Toronto by giant U.S.-based can-maker Crown Holdings, Inc. (CCK) are warning the company’s shareholders that Crown’s failure to settle the now 15-month labour dispute has resulted in losses equivalent to $0.08/share or $1.34 in lost … Continue reading

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Support Locked Out Workers At Sherwin Alumina, Texas

The holiday season is upon us, and unfortunately, some of our brothers and sisters are going without paychecks because of attacks from huge corporate companies. This includes United Steelworkers and Workers Uniting members at Sherwin Alumina in Texas, where their anti-union … Continue reading

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Tell Sherwin Alumina To End The Lock Out

On October 11th, Sherwin Alumina part of the multi-national Glencore company locked out 450 hard-working USW Local 235A members at their plant in Gregory, Texas. The lockout came after 235A members overwhelmingly rejected the company’s demands for major cuts in … Continue reading

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TUC and DGB: Workplace democracy is essential to decent work – the 13th British-German Trade Union Forum

A meeting of British – German Trade Union Forum took place in London on the 8th and 9th of December. It was the 13th time that this forum, jointly organised by the TUC and the DGB as well as the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and the … Continue reading

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USW Welcomes Napoleón Gómez to Pittsburgh

Anyone who follows this blogsite will know of the situation with Napoleaon Gomez of Los Mineros union in Mexico. Napoleon has been living in exile in Canada, in the safe keeping of the United Steelworkers after being hounded out of … Continue reading

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US Employers Say Plan To Speed Up Union Elections “Devastating”

In the USA the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) the body that governs ballots on union recognition (ballots) is set to put in place plans to speed up  union elections. The plan is being hailed as a victory for trade unions … Continue reading

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Workers At US VW Plant Say Yes To UAW Representation

Its not quite there yet – but the decision by workers at Volkswagen’s car production plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee has opened the door for unionisation of other auto plants in the southern right to work states of the USA. Workers in … Continue reading

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Jaguar Land Rover Pay Deal: Labour Peer’s Comments – “Bizarre”

By Professor David Bailey It’s hugely welcome news that Jaguar Land Rover management and unions this week reached a new two-year pay deal, as I fully expected them to do. JLR revised its offer, with a pay rise of 4.5 … Continue reading

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Glencore: Sherwin Alumina Lockout

On October 11th, Sherwin Alumina locked out 450 hard-working United Steelworkers Local 235A members at their plant in Gregory, Texas. The lockout came after 235A members overwhelmingly rejected the company’s demands for major cuts in pension and health care benefits for … Continue reading

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