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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. 

Kumho Tire workers in USA vote to join USW

10 September, 2019Workers at Kumho Tire, in Macon, Georgia, have voted to join IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), after a judge ruled the company had violated workers’ rights during an initial election two years ago. 

Workers at Google contractor to join union

25 September, 2019IndustriALL US affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) announced yesterday that they are welcoming around 80 tech workers employed by Google contractor HCL Technologies as new members. The HCL workers voted to join the union despite of a company-led anti-union campaign.

US copper workers strike after decade with no pay rise

22 October, 2019Two thousand workers have been on strike for a week at four Asarco copper facilities in Arizona, and one in Texas, after rejecting a four-year contract that would see no pay rise for most.

UAW forms local union in VW Chattanooga plant vicinity

11 July, 2014IndustriALL Global Union welcomes a move by affiliate UAW to set up a local branch for Volkswagen workers after it narrowly lost a battle for union representation at the carmaker’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Two-month UWUA strike defeats subcontracting attack

20 August, 2014Local 537 of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) is marking an important win after ratifying a new labour agreement with Pennsylvania-American Water. The new agreement brings nearly 150 workers back off strike and does not include management demands to eliminate protection against subcontracting.

Striking workers at Schneider Electric USA

9 October, 2014More than 300 workers at Schneider Electric in Indiana, USA, went on strike on 5 October. The action comes after the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 2069 rejected the company’s proposal on salaries and benefits.

USA Rio Tinto actions

13 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliates, the United Steelworkers (USW) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), took action on 7 October against Rio Tinto.

Victory for workers at Schneider Electric ends strike

20 October, 2014Members of IndustriALL Global Union’s U.S. affiliate, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), have voted to accept an improved offer from Schneider Electric, ending a two-week strike.

UAW and VW one step closer to recognition

13 November, 2014After several years of campaigning to organize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, UAW is supported by a majority of workers. Now the company opens a formal dialogue with the union.