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Standing up for safe working conditions

16 June, 2014Workers at Huhtamaki’s plant in Commerce, California, have asked management to “engage in a good faith dialogue” about working conditions in the plant. Temperatures can reach 100 degrees F or more, and workers are subject to a disciplinary system they say management uses “only as a tool to punish workers.”

Juno Lighting Group workers in dispute for fair wages in U.S.

4 September, 2014Des Plaines, Illinois Juno Lighting Group workers on 3 September announced a strike against their company. The workers are demanding that the company gives them a fair wage increase and respect at work.

Scabs cause suspected chemical leak while skilled steelworkers still locked out

4 November, 2014The Honeywell management in Metropolis, Illinois is risking the safety of the local community to attack its employees’ union rights. Rejecting good faith bargaining with USW Local 7-669, management instead has locked out 150 USW members for the last three months.

Justice for Crown workers in Canada and Turkey

3 October, 2013An international campaign for basic rights for the workers at the operations of Crown Holdings Inc. in Canada and Turkey gathers steam.

Dow unions strengthen unity and solidarity in North America

3 October, 2013Union leaders representing more than 3,000 North American workers employed at the bargained sites of Dow Chemical and Dow Corning Corporation, recently met in Kentucky to discuss common issues and concerns faced by union members.

Thousands of miners rally in the US

4 April, 2013The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) rallied against Patriot Coal on 1 April for miner pensions and benefits in Charleston, mobilizing 10,000 activists onto the street.

Union-busting at Vallourec in the USA

28 March, 2013Local management at Vallourec & Mannesmann (V&M) Star tube plant in the USA have been employing union-busting tactics against members of IndustriALL affiliate the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE).

Global union protests shake Huhtamaki

25 November, 2014Workers facing rights’ violations at the Huhtamaki packaging plant in Commerce, California have received solidarity support from their co-workers and union activists across the world.

Nissan rejects US government offer to mediate dispute with UAW

3 February, 2015Nissan Motor Company has refused a US government offer of mediation to resolve a longstanding dispute with the United Auto Workers (UAW) and IndustriALL Global Union over the company’s anti-union practices in the United States. The State Department-based US National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines said on Friday “the issues raised by UAW and IndustriALL are material and substantiated and merit further examination.”

United States: Imerys locks out Montana talc workers

13 September, 2018Thirty-five members of Boilermakers Local D239 in Three Forks, Montana, have been locked out of an Imerys talc plant since 2 August 2018, after rejecting the company’s contract proposal to slash benefits and undermine working conditions. Among other demands, the company wants to freeze defined benefit pensions, end health care benefits for future retirees and gut established seniority protections.