Tag: Chicago Bridge & Iron

Employees at CB&I Press Vote Overwhelmingly a Second Time to Join UAW

ROCKPORT, INDIANA –– For the second time in less than a month, highly skilled maintenance working women and men at Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. (CB&I) rejected a vicious anti-union campaign and voted overwhelmingly to join the UAW. The skilled-trades workers, who are subcontractors at the AK Steel plant in southern Indiana, voted 84-33 join the UAW almost identical to a vote in August that was 87-37. Disregarding workers’ clear desire to form a union, the company had filed frivolous objections to the first election. To prevent the company from further delaying the process, the union pushed for a settlement ... Read more

Skilled trades workers at Chicago Bridge & Iron Join UAW

ROCKPORT, Indiana – Highly skilled maintenance workers at Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. (CB&I) rejected a vicious anti-union campaign and voted overwhelmingly to join the UAW in a National Labor Relations Board-supervised election held Aug. 12-13. The skilled-trades workers, who are subcontractors at the AK Steel plant in southern Indiana, voted 87-35 to join the UAW. They will now concentrate on winning their first contract at CB&I. The workers maintain specialized machinery in the plant such as cranes and other equipment used to produce carbon and stainless steel for the auto industry. “We’ve proven that working together does payoff. As ... Read more