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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.

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.

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.

Oil strike escalates in US

12 February, 2015Faced with increased employer intransigence in the US the United Steelworkers (USW) oil industry strike, principally in support of demands for improved safety provisions has escalated as it entered its second week. 

USW oil workers stage nationwide strike

3 February, 2015US oil workers from IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), are staging their first nationwide strike in more than 30 years. 

Rubber workers celebrate global unity

20 September, 2017Kick-starting a new four-year period, leading trade unions in the rubber sector held a world conference this week and resolved to take joint and coordinated actions to tackle common challenges in the sector.

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. 

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.

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.