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US union calls on Safran to extend contract

9 November, 2020130 Black women at Safran’s plant in Mississippi have not had a pay increase since 2018, are not entitled to sick days and have had to work throughout the pandemic. Yet the French aerospace giant Safran is refusing to bargain in good faith with IndustriALL affiliate Workers United.

US and Canada autoworkers welcome GM and Fiat Chrysler investments

3 November, 2020As the auto industry is facing plunging sales and factory shutdowns, autoworkers and their unions welcome GM’s and Fiat Chrysler’s decisions to invest in unionized factories to manufacture electric vehicles.

Kumho Tire broke the law to attack union

13 October, 2020The US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that the Korean multinational tyre manufacturer illegally suppressed a United Steelworkers (USW) 2017 organizing drive in Macon, Georgia.

Union drive victorious at Kumho Tire USA

12 August, 2020After a long campaign, workers at Kumho Tire in the US have won the right to be represented by the United Steelworkers (USW).

Asarco guilty of unfair labour practices in US copper dispute

17 June, 2020The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against Asarco for unfair labour practices that sparked an eight month strike.

Alcoa threatens to close US plant

12 June, 2020Around 600 IAM members stand to lose their jobs by the end of July as Alcoa, the owner of the aluminium plant in Ferndale, Washington, US, has announced its closure. 

Finding new ways to fight back

15 May, 2020Even during the best of times, going on strike can be difficult. Even more so after your local area is hit by tornados and the Covid-19 outbreak. But despite all the obstacles, in April, members of UAW Local 1407 stood united and fought for a fair contract at Cummins Filtration in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Union members race to convert factories to produce supplies for Covid-19 patients

26 March, 2020In the wake of the Corona epidemic, workplaces are changing production to join the fight against the virus.

Adidas, get off the sidelines!

1 November, 2019On 29 October, demonstrators in New York City called on major sports brand Adidas to join ACT, the global initiative on living wages. By refusing to join ACT, Adidas is effectively standing in the way of progress towards  a living wage for garment workers.

Autoworkers vote to end GM strike

29 October, 2019Members of the United Autoworkers (UAW) have voted to end the longest strike at GM since 1970.