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UAW loses election at VW Chattanooga by narrow margin

18 June, 2019Just as in 2014, right wing politicians, pressure groups, the company and union busting law firms invested all they could to prevent IndustriALL affiliate UAW from winning the union elections at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

United Autoworkers organize Faurecia in Kentucky

4 November, 2013A clear majority of workers recognized the United Autoworkers (UAW) as their union representing workers’ interests at the automotive supplier Faurecia Interior Systems Inc. in Kentucky, United States.

USW resists Asarco’s demands for concessions

13 November, 2013Since June, the United Steelworkers (USW) and its partner unions have been locked in contract negotiations with Asarco, a subsidiary of the multinational mining corporation Grupo Mexico, with little progress on economic issues and no end in sight.

USW report exposes Crown Holdings’ bad corporate governance

31 January, 2014On 30 January 2014 IndustriALL Global Union’s North American affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) representing workers at Crown Holdings in the U.S. and Canada recently released a new report analysing key governance problems at the company.

NLRB issues sweeping complaint against FirstEnergy

8 May, 2014The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint charging FirstEnergy (FE), its operating companies West Penn Power and Potomac Edison, and other FE subsidiaries with a wide range of unfair labour practices during ongoing negotiations with the Utility Workers Union of America for a new labour agreement covering more than 700 workers throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.

UAW and IndustriALL alert OECD to rights abuses at Nissan USA

29 April, 2014IndustriALL Global Union has joined United Auto Workers (UAW) in formally informing the OECD about violations of workers’ organizing rights at the giant Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi, USA.

Victory for striking Verizon workers

1 June, 2016Following a 45-day strike, Communications Workers of America union (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced a tentative agreement with telecommunications giant Verizon on 29 May.

USA: 18,000 steelworkers approve 3-year contract

3 February, 2016IndustriALL affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) union have ratified a new three-year contract with U.S. Steel covering 18,000 workers at more than a dozen facilities across the United States.

Crown Holdings urged to commit to OECD guidelines

18 January, 2016In its final statement, the U.S. National contact point (USNCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, recommends that Crown Holdings, Inc. should “explicitly commit itself to implementing the Guidelines” to ensure workers’ rights are respected.

Nissan – Not fit to be an Olympic sponsor

18 February, 2016Nissan is under fire from trade unions that say the car company is breaking Olympic guidelines for sponsors of the Rio 2016 Games.