Workers Issues in the US

Chicago Symphony musicians walk out

By Kristina Betinis, September 24, 2012

Chicago Symphony Orchestra players have struck over management’s concessions demands.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

September 18, 2012

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Metro Detroit area pipefitters on strike

By Shannon Jones, September 18, 2012

Members of Pipefitters Local 636 in the Metropolitan Detroit area, on strike since July 9, held an expanded picket of the Mechanical Contractors Association Monday.

Union preparing to accept sellout contract and end Chicago teachers strike

By Joseph Kishore, September 14, 2012

Chicago Teachers Union officials indicated on Thursday that they are moving quickly to wrap up negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools and end a strike by 36,000 teachers.

Chicago teachers in forefront of fight against bipartisan assault on education

By Joseph Kishore, September 12, 2012

The strike by 26,000 Chicago teachers completed its second day on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of teachers and their supporters gathered at a mass rally in downtown Chicago, filling several city blocks.

Chicago teachers discuss political issues in their strike

By Bryan Dyne, September 12, 2012

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to Chicago teachers on the second day of their strike.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

September 11, 2012

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Striking teachers speak out in Chicago

By Kristina Betinis, September 11, 2012

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to Chicago teachers about the political issues at stake in the strike.

United Steelworkers union agrees to concessions at US Steel

By Bryan Dyne, September 8, 2012

US Steel and the United Steelworkers union on Sunday announced a tentative concessions agreement affecting 16,000 USW members.

US letter carrier dies after delivering mail in heat wave

By Hector Cordon, September 5, 2012

A Missouri letter carrier’s death in July was due to extreme heat exposure, a medical examiner has determined.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

August 28, 2012

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Support the Dundee, Michigan Chrysler workers

By Barry Grey, August 27, 2012

The Dundee workers’ rejection of a sellout UAW local contract is part of a growing national and international movement of workers against the old trade union organizations.