Workers Issues in the US
By Hector Cordon, December 3, 2012
Northwest grain terminal operators accede to union’s request to postpone contract deadline.
By Sandy English, December 1, 2012
Hundreds of fast-food workers and their supporters protested against low wages and lack of benefits at McDonald’s and Burger King restaurants in New York City.
By David Walsh, December 1, 2012
Nineteen Hostess Brands executives, if they meet certain criteria while liquidating the company, will receive bonuses averaging $92,000. Some 18,500 workers are set to lose their jobs.
By Thomas Gaist, December 1, 2012
Office workers at the southern California ports went out on a strike action this week, shutting down large portions of Los Angeles’ heavily trafficked seaports.
By Jerry White, November 29, 2012
A week after a US bankruptcy court approved the liquidation of Hostess Brands, a slew of private equity firms and buyout specialists are seeking to cash in on the carve-up of the baked goods producer.
By Marcus Day, November 29, 2012
Leaders of the Graduate Employees Union (GEO) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign signed a tentative agreement Tuesday containing major wage and health care concessions.
By Hector Cordon, November 28, 2012
Port of Portland security workers get new concessions contract while longshoremen face a Wednesday deadline on a “best and final offer.”
November 27, 2012
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By our reporter, November 26, 2012
Protests were held at Walmart stores around the US on November 23 to oppose management abuse, irregular working hours and the poverty wages paid by the giant retailer.
“This is a case of corporate harvesting”
By David Brown, November 22, 2012
Bakers on the Picket line in Sacramento, California spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about the Hostess bankruptcy.
By Patrick Martin, November 22, 2012
A federal bankruptcy judge issued a ruling endorsing the immediate liquidation of Hostess Brands, closing dozens of plants and distribution centers.
By Marcus Day, November 20, 2012
Last week, members of the Graduate Employees Organization at University of Illinois voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.