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Foundation laid for WestRock world trade union alliance

2 May, 2018WestRock trade union colleagues from US, Asia, Europe, Australia and Latin America, met on 20 April in London, UK. The meeting adopted a plan to establish a global alliance of all unions representing WestRock employees around the world.

FirstEnergy Locks Out Utility Workers in U.S.

28 November, 2013FirstEnergy Corp. – one of the largest electric power corporations in the United States – locked out 150 members of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) in the early morning hours of November 25, three days before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.

Locked-out United Steelworkers rally at Neville Chemical

12 December, 2013USW Local 5032 rallied with their families and community supporters yesterday 11 December, denouncing the belligerence of employer Neville Chemical in locking out 105 workers and freezing their pensions.

IAM workers stoical despite 10-week strike

12 December, 2014Workers from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union are standing firm after a ten-week dispute with refractory manufacturer RHI Monofrax in the US. 

Crown campaign finds support in Italy and France

13 May, 2014The representatives of the USW Local 9176 members leading a heroic fight in Toronto, Canada against the food and beverage package producer multinational Crown Holdings rendered a visit of solidarity to their colleagues working for the company factories in Italy and France.

Juno Lighting workers celebrate the joy of victory

10 September, 2014After three days of strike launched by the workers of Des Plaines, Illinois Juno Lighting Group the management of the group agreed to satisfy workers’ demands.

Global unions demand IKEA respect workers’ rights and stop anti-union activities in the USA

23 June, 2016In a joint statement, IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union, the ITF and IUF global unions and the ITUC are calling on IKEA to end anti-union activities in the US. The call comes as workers at a US IKEA store are being prevented from organizing by a campaign of misinformation and obstruction by management.

In the U.S., Huhtamaki Takes the Low Road

14 May, 2014A new report on Huhtamaki, a Finnish packaging company, reveals how the company’s expansion strategy in the U.S. is creating low-wage, precarious employment while threatening the job security and living standards of unionized employees.

Trade tariff victory for USW paper workers

9 December, 2016Anti-dumping tariffs on paper products from China and Indonesia were extended by US authorities on 6 December. The decision by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) follows strong lobbying by the world’s largest paper workers union, USW, who were joined by US manufacturers in calling for the measures.

Machinists Union faces crucial vote at Boeing in the US South

9 February, 2017A union election in the US South is seen as a test case for labour’s ability to organize under Trump.