Workers Issues in the US

Con Ed workers speak out as lockout enters third week

By a WSWS reporting team, July 16, 2012

Con Ed workers spoke to the WSWS at a rally outside the company’s New York headquarters Saturday.

Con Ed union appeals to state commission to end lockout

By Philip Guelpa, July 16, 2012

As the lockout of 8,500 workers by Consolidated Edison enters its third week, negotiations between the company and the union have resumed.

Con Edison continues lockout of New York utility workers

By a WSWS reporting team, July 9, 2012

The lockout of 8,500 utility workers has entered its second week.

Concessions contract imposed by arbitrator on US postal union

By Hector Cordon, July 7, 2012

An arbitration board has imposed a concessions-filled contract on the union representing rural letter carriers.

Thousands of locked out Con Edison workers rally as New York City faces brownouts

By a WSWS reporting team, July 6, 2012

On Wednesday morning thousands of locked out Con Edison workers, their families and supporters rallied in front of the utility company’s corporate headquarters near Union Square in lower Manhattan.

Con Ed lockout puts New York in danger of power outages during heat wave

By a WSWS reporting team, July 4, 2012

On the third day of its lockout against 8,500 utility workers, Con Edison is increasingly running the risk of power outages, delays in service and even deaths in New York City’s worst heat wave of the year.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

July 3, 2012

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New York City: Con Ed workers locked out for second day

By a WSWS reporting team, July 3, 2012

Utility workers at Con Edison are fighting against drastic concession demands, including attacks on pensions and health care benefits.

Massachusetts: Entergy suspends health care for locked-out Pilgrim power workers

By Mike Ingram, July 2, 2012

Entergy has threatened to cut off health care benefits for 240 workers locked out since June 6 at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Con Ed locks out 8,500 workers in New York

By Dan Brennan, July 2, 2012

Consolidated Edison locked out 8,500 workers in New York City when the contract between the power provider and Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America expired Sunday morning.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

June 26, 2012

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US: Locked-out sugar workers reject concessions contract for the third time

By James Brewer, June 26, 2012

After being locked out for almost 11 months by their employer, Moorehead, Minnesota-based American Crystal Sugar Company, workers rejected the company’s third contract offer last Saturday.