Workers Issues in the US

Union agrees to Con Ed demands to end lockout in New York

By Philip Guelpa, July 27, 2012

New York power utility Con Edison ended a nearly four week lockout of over 8,000 workers in advance of a major storm after the union makes major contract concessions.

South Milwaukee Caterpillar workers speak out in support of Joliet strikers

By Nicholas Russo, Niles Williamson, July 27, 2012

Workers spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about record profits for Caterpillar, and in solidarity with workers on strike for three months in Joliet, Illinois.

Twelve weeks into Joliet strike against wage-cutting

Caterpillar announces record profits

By Tom Eley, July 26, 2012

Caterpillar, which is seeking massive concessions from striking workers at its Joliet, Illinois plant, recorded huge second quarter profits.

US: National Football League officials locked out

By Alan Gilman, July 26, 2012

With the National Football League set to open training camps later this month, the league’s on-field officials remain locked out.

ISO complicit in drive to strangle New York Con Ed workers’ struggle

By Sandy English, Joseph Kishore, July 24, 2012

The International Socialist Organization is intervening in the Con Ed struggle with the deliberate aim of bolstering the trade union apparatus and the Democratic Party—and thereby ensuring the defeat of the weeks-long struggle.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

July 24, 2012

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Part-time USA

By Kate Randall, July 21, 2012

More than 8 million Americans are working part-time—not by choice, but because they cannot find full-time employment.

Illinois CAT workers, isolated by union, discuss new way forward

By Jeff Lusanne, July 19, 2012

Approaching the third month of their walkout, over 700 machinists at a Caterpillar plant in Joliet, Illinois, remain determined despite increasingly difficult conditions stemming from the isolation of their struggle by the International Association of Machinists and other unions.

Con Ed workers rally against lockout

By Philip Guelpa, July 19, 2012

On Tuesday afternoon, a large rally was held at Union Square in Manhattan in support of 8,500 Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) workers who have been locked out by the company since July 1.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

July 17, 2012

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Janitors in Houston, Texas go on strike

By Charles Abelard, July 17, 2012

Several hundred Houston janitors walked off the job July 10 in a continuing dispute over the renewal of a labor contract that expired at the end of May.

New York City transit workers go six months without a contract

By Alan Whyte, July 16, 2012

New York City bus and subway workers have been working without a contract since the last arbitrators’ award expired on January 15.