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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).

USW rubber workers in action for fair contracts

20 March, 2013The United Steelworkers of North America has been conducting robust bargaining for fair contracts at two multinational tire manufacturers. USW members ratified new contracts this week at three Titan International plants, while Steelworkers at Firestone Polymers LLC in Orange, Texas went on strike on 18 March to defend existing health care benefits.

US Nissan workers at Geneva Motor Show

7 March, 2013Workers from a Nissan plant in Mississippi, in the United States, held a tree planting ceremony in front of the Geneva Auto Show on 7 March calling on visitors to the Show to “look beneath the shine of Nissan”.

US union looking for buyer of a refinery

14 February, 2013The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (UE) union in the US is seeking a buyer for the Hess Oil Refinery in Port Reading, New Jersey, after the owner announced its closure.

UAW leads pickets for decent jobs at Flex-N-Gate

14 February, 2013The United Autoworkers (UAW) mobilized together with non-union workers simultaneously at seven plants across the US on 13 February, together calling on their employer Flex-N-Gate to respect their rights to decent work and trade union rights.

Colombian mine contractor convicted of murder

14 February, 2013Following the murders of two union leaders in Colombia in 2001, Jaime Blanco, a former contractor for the US-based coal company Drummond Co., was convicted of murder on 25 January 2013 and sentenced to nearly 38 years in prison.

UMWA fights for retirees’ pension and healthcare

14 February, 2013The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is vehemently protesting against Peabody Energy’s attempts to deny pension and health care benefits for about 20,000 retired miners and dependents.

Unions at Gerdau take action on Mexico

10 February, 2013Unions at Gerdau plants will be handing out leaflets on workers' rights in Mexico on the days of action 18 to 24 February 2013.

US unions take action on Mexico

6 February, 2013Unions and worker rights supporters took action across the US as part of the Mexico Days of Action 18 to 24 February 2013.

Global unions call for measures after Tazreen fire

18 December, 2012Three powerful global union organisations, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), UNI Global Union and IndustriALL Global Union are demanding that Walmart act to prevent deadly working conditions.