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UAW wins union election at Volkswagen, Tennessee

9 December, 2015Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee will be the first foreign owned auto plant in the Southern USA to have a trade union. Local 42 of IndustriALL Global Union affiliated UAW won a workplace election for 164 skilled trades employees at the large plant on 3-4 December.

US Steelworkers rally against ArcelorMittal to demand fair contracts

28 January, 2016Around 100 United Steelworkers (USW) members, retirees and supporters rallied at rush hour outside ArcelorMittal’s corporate offices in downtown Chicago on the morning of 27 January 2016 and delivered a loud and clear message directly to group chairman and CEO, Lakshmi Mittal, “We deserve a fair contract now!”. 

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”.

Building Power in Alcoa

10 May, 2013Developing an action plan that increases the influence of workers in Alcoa, the world’s largest producer of primary Aluminum was the objective of the latest trade union network meeting in Pittsburgh.

USW concludes tentative agreements with major tyre-makers

30 July, 2013Negotiations on new collective bargaining agreements have been concluded in succession over the last weekend, covering union members at leading companies in the US tyre industry. The outcome is a big step forward for the workers.

Siemens anti-union campaign bullies workers out of organizing

13 September, 2012IndustriALL-affiliated United Steelworkers (USW) was not surprised by an unsuccessful workplace election at Siemens in North East, Maryland, USA, on 7 September. Siemens management had employed harsh bullying tactics pressuring workers to vote against the union, besmirching the international reputation of the company weeks after it became a global framework agreement partner with IndustriALL.

USA: Solidarity with workers at Belshaw

31 May, 2013Workers at Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group in the USA have been standing strong on the picket line since 24 March. They unanimously rejected the last offer from the company on 10 May and no new negotiations are scheduled yet.

South African solidarity support for Nissan Mississippi Workers

6 June, 2013A weeklong visit to Numsa by a delegation organized by UAW in the US ended with a solidarity protest at the Japanese Embassy calling for union rights at the Nissan plant in Mississippi, USA.

Workers ask Brazilian senator to mediate in dispute over union recognition at Nissan

14 April, 2016After hearing evidence on Nissan’s anti-union practices in the USA, Senator Paulo Paim agreed to ask the Nissan CEO to allow unionisation of the plant.

Trade union network opens doors at Deere

10 May, 2018More than 30 trade union representative - locals, works councils, shop stewards and trade union officials - representing workers from three continents employed at John Deere operations, came together to discuss challenges and ways to move the union network forward.