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Mutual support organising US VW plant

19 September, 2013All plants of the German auto manufacturer Volkswagen worldwide are unionised and have a Workers' Representative System. Efforts are turned to the only outstanding plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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.

Unions want justice at Grupo Mexico

26 September, 2012On 18 September unions took action in Mexico, Peru and the USA demanding that Grupo Mexico respect workers and unions at all of it’s operations.

Steelworkers ratify agreement with U.S. Steel

4 October, 2012Members of the United Steelworkers, North American affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, voted in favour of the new agreement with U.S. Steel.

USW ratifies integration agreement with IP

25 October, 2012The United Steelworkers (USW) announced workers ratified an agreement about the integration of 1,400 workers at 18 former Temple Inland box plants into the union’s master economic agreement with International Paper (IP).

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.

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.

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.

Six-month lock-out ends in agreement in Quebec

6 July, 2012United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9490 members ratify a new collective agreement with Rio Tinto Alcan in Alma Quebec, after being locked out for six months.