Workers Issues in the US
By James Brewer, August 25, 2012
Workers at Chrysler’s Dundee Engine Plant in southeast Michigan largely boycotted special meetings called by union officials after the decisive rejection of a local contact.
By Socialist Equality Party, August 24, 2012
In voting down the local contract pushed by Chrysler and the UAW, workers at Dundee Engine are giving voice to the anger and opposition of auto workers throughout the country against the attack waged by the corporations, supported by the unions, and spearheaded by the Obama administration.
By a WSWS reporting team, August 23, 2012
Workers at the Chrysler Dundee Engine plant in Michigan spoke to WSWS reporters about the sellout local contract they recently rejected by a decisive margin.
By Andre Damon, August 22, 2012
With its demand for a “market wage,” the transnational construction equipment giant is laying down a new benchmark for American workers.
By Lawrence Porter, August 20, 2012
Last week, workers at the Dundee Engine Plant, southwest of Detroit, voted by a resounding 73 percent against a new local contract agreement supported by the United Auto Workers.
By a reporting team, August 18, 2012
The Con Ed workers’ union reported a wide margin for acceptance of the contract, but a WSWS reporting team found the vote concealed far different views.
By Andre Damon, August 18, 2012
Machinists on strike at the Caterpillar plant in Joliet, Illinois voted narrowly to accept a union-backed concessions contract, ending a nearly four-month-long strike.
By Phyllis Scherrer, Naomi Spencer, August 17, 2012
Century Aluminum Company in Ravenswood, West Virginia has announced it will decide in September whether to reopen its smelting plant, restoring health insurance benefits to retirees.
By Socialist Equality Party, August 17, 2012
Rejection of the deal at Caterpillar must be linked to a new political strategy to mobilize the entire working class against the corporate-driven attack on wages and benefits, which is backed by both big business parties.
By Jeff Lussane, August 16, 2012
Striking workers will vote Friday on a tentative agreement reached by the Machinists union to end the 15-week strike by 780 workers at the Caterpillar plant in Joliet, Illinois.
By Phyllis Scherrer, August 15, 2012
Two strikers were arrested for allegedly throwing jack rocks August 8 at tractor-trailers driving through their picket line at the Constellium Plant in Ravenswood, West Virginia.
By James Nykvist, August 15, 2012
The IAM and other unions have dragged out various Democratic Party politicians to posture as friends of striking CAT workers.