Workers Issues in the US

Warehouse workers in California speak to the WSWS

By Kevin Martinez, October 4, 2012

Warehouse workers in the Inland Empire region of California expose the subhuman working conditions to which they are subject.

Minnesota Orchestra musicians locked out

By Ron Jorgenson, October 4, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra management locked out its 81 musicians Sunday after they unanimously voted down 30 to 50 percent pay cuts.

Transit workers voice anger

By a reporting team, October 3, 2012

A WSWS reporting team interviewed transit workers at the Stilwell train station in Brooklyn, the largest one in the New York City system.

New York City transit workers without a contract for over eight months

By Alan Whyte, October 3, 2012

Anger is growing among New York City’s 35,000 bus and subway workers, who have been working without a contract for eight and a half months.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

October 2, 2012

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California warehouse workers return to work

By Kevin Martinez, October 2, 2012

Warehouse workers in the Inland Empire region of California have returned to work after engaging in a series of protests against brutal working conditions in the last month.

Detroit water workers go on strike

By Shannon Jones, October 1, 2012

Some 950 workers at the Detroit Department of Water and Sewerage struck Sunday morning over massive attacks on jobs, pay and benefits.

SEP candidate speaks with striking Detroit city workers

By a reporting team, October 1, 2012

Jerry White, the SEP candidate for US president, spoke with striking workers at the Detroit water and sewerage treatment plant.

14,000-strong New England janitors union authorizes strike action

By John Marion, September 29, 2012

Members of SEIU Local 615, representing 14,000 janitors in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, have authorized a strike if cleaning companies do not reach an agreement with the bargaining committee by September 30.

National Football League and referees reach tentative agreement

By Alan Gilman, September 28, 2012

NFL referee lockout caused mass anger over officiating mistakes.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians ratify concessions contract

By James Brewer, September 26, 2012

Chicago Symphony musicians have gone back to work after ratifying a new contract proposal.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

September 25, 2012

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