Workers Issues in the US

Joliet Caterpillar strikers speak out

By our reporters, August 15, 2012

WSWS reporters spoke to strikers on the picket line in Joliet, Illinois

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August 14, 2012

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Houston janitors ratify labor contract

By Charles Abelard, August 14, 2012

The new contract for janitors in Houston, Texas includes a meager $1 an hour wage increase over the four-year period of the agreement.

Detroit water and sewage workers speak out against cuts

By a reporting team, August 13, 2012

As word spread about the dramatic cuts threatened at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, workers reacted angrily, and several spoke to reporters for the World Socialist Web Site.

West Virginia aluminum plant workers strike

By Naomi Spencer, August 8, 2012

Seven hundred union workers at Constellium Rolled Products in northwest West Virginia went on strike Sunday morning after rejecting the company’s contract offer.

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August 7, 2012

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Vote “No” on the Con Ed-UWUA contract! For an independent political struggle of the working class!

By Socialist Equality Party, August 6, 2012

The Socialist Equality Party calls on Con Ed utility workers to reject the contract agreement proposed by the Utility Workers Union of America, which includes all the major concessions demanded by the company.

US Postal Service defaults on $5.5 billion payment to retiree fund

By Kate Randall, August 3, 2012

The USPS is seeking drastic cost-cutting measures, including shuttering facilities, ending Saturday delivery, and attacking the jobs and benefits of hundreds of thousands of postal workers.

Con Ed workers speak out against proposed contract

By Philip Guelpa, August 1, 2012

The official summary of the proposed contract confirms that the union has made significant concessions, sparking an intense debate among workers.

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July 31, 2012

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Waste Management brings in strikebreakers against Seattle drivers

By Hector Cordon, July 31, 2012

Waste Management, the largest waste collection company in the US, is seeking to break a week-long strike by recycling and garbage truck drivers in Seattle, Washington.

Union accepts major concessions according to leaked summary of Con Ed agreement

By Philip Guelpa, July 30, 2012

An unofficial, leaked summary of the proposed contract with Con Ed indicates the union has agreed to significant wage and benefit concessions, including changes in pensions for new-hires.