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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.

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.

European brands agree to compensate Tazreen victims

16 April, 2013Major European retailers C&A, KiK and El Corte Inglés will contribute to a compensation plan for the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh.

IMF a threat to collective bargaining

25 April, 2013The International Monetary Fund labour market remedies pose a real threat to collective bargaining systems. Austerity policies, now more than ever, are being challenged after pro-austerity data proves to be based on flimsy facts.

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.

USW sets bargaining agenda for pulp & paper negotiations

26 July, 2012Determining a common negotiating agenda for bargaining, and setting policy goals, objectives and action plans for the next two years was the task of the USW’s biannual Paper Sector Bargaining Conference in Pittsburgh from 10 to 12 July.

IAM members fight Caterpillar on wage freeze

26 July, 2012Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union have been on strike at a Caterpillar plant in Illinois, USA since 1 May, 2012 rejecting deep contract concessions at a time when business is booming.

Bridgestone workers still on strike in Bahia, Brazil

20 July, 2012The workers have been on strike for 20 days and have received support from the USW in the United States, which has promised to seek channels of mediation with the company.

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.