Workers Issues in the US

Workers Struggles: The Americas

November 20, 2012

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Hostess to liquidate in wake of strike by US bakery union

By Shannon Jones, November 17, 2012

In the wake of a strike by bakery workers, bankrupt snack food maker Hostess is going into liquidation, eliminating some 18,500 jobs.

US: Hostess to close three plants as strikes continue

By Shannon Jones, November 15, 2012

Snack maker Hostess said it is permanently closing three plants as strikes by members of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union continue.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

November 13, 2012

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Workers Struggles: The Americas

November 6, 2012

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Nurses in California go on one-day strike

By Joseph Santolan, November 2, 2012

The strike, the sixth one-day action staged by the California Nurses Association since September 2011, involved 3,200 nurses at seven Sutter Health facilities.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

October 30, 2012

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Newark, New Jersey teachers union pushes “pay for performance” plan

By Phyllis Scherrer, October 29, 2012

The teachers union and the Newark, New Jersey school board have reached a tentative contract on a "pay for performance" plan.

Federal judge bans strike by Seattle airport refueling workers

By Hector Cordon, October 24, 2012

A federal injunction has blocked a strike by workers who fuel 75 percent of the planes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

October 23, 2012

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Boeing professional workers overwhelmingly reject proposed contract

By Angelo Bosworth, October 11, 2012

Boeing engineers and technicians vote overwhelmingly against the company’s proposals.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

October 9, 2012

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