Tag: Strike

Local 1612 Members in Region 9 Strike Bridon American

On June 27, at 3:25 p.m., 175 members of UAW Local 1612, Region 9, went on an unfair labor practices strike at Bridon American. UAW members have been bargaining for a fair contract with Bridon for months. Unfortunately, Bridon American management has been unwilling to negotiate a fair offer on issues like health care and wages. Bridon American is a leading specialist in the manufacturing of high quality steel wire and rope solutions for cranes, oil fields, as well as surface and underground mining projects. It has two locations, Hanover Township and Pittston, Pennsylvania. It is one of many companies ... Read more

Contract Ratified at Sakthi Automotive

UPDATE 6/27/16 9:00 AM: On Sunday June 26th 2016, Sakthi  Automotive workers ratified their first collective bargaining agreement.  Once the workers came in to Local 600 and reviewed the language that included the real meaningful gains they had been fighting for, 100 % of the workers voted to pass the agreement.  The UAW would like to welcome our new brothers and sisters to our great Union. We look forward to our new partnership in Southwest Detroit and we are glad to be helping in bring manufacturer jobs back to the Detroit neighborhoods that desperately need them. Together We Bargain and Divided ... Read more

Impending Strike at Sakthi Automotive

UPDATE 6/24/14 12:30 PM: Late Thursday night, Sakthi Automotive and the UAW reached a tentative agreement. Sakthi Automotive workers are scheduled to vote on the agreement Sunday, June 26,  at noon and at 4 p.m. at UAW Local 600 in Dearborn, Michigan. The strike has been canceled. Original article from 6/22/16 On May 8, 2015, workers at Sakthi Automotive in Detroit, Michigan, won their National Labor Relations Board election by a super majority in favor of forming their union at two plants located in southwest Detroit. Prior to the election the company ran an aggressive anti-union campaign which resulted in the company ... Read more

Following unanimous vote to strike, Ohio autoworkers win union at Ford supplier

Unprecedented walkout threat by temp workers paid as little as $9.50 an hour leads to victory Avon, OHIO– Workers who had planned to walk off their jobs Tuesday at an Ohio auto parts plant called off the strike after their employer, Detroit Chassis, agreed to their demand to join the UAW. The workers, who were fed up with low pay, lack of benefits, and permanent temp status, had voted unanimously Sunday to strike. The vote followed a march Thursday during which the workers delivered a letter to management outlining their demand for union recognition. A walkout could have halted production within ... Read more

Nearly 40,000 Verizon Workers Go On Strike

For updates go to standuptoverizon.com After ten months trying to reach a fair contract, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia walked off the job at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The Verizon strike is by far the largest work stoppage in the country in recent years. Despite making record profits — $39 billion in profits over the last three years — Verizon executives have been pushing to offshore jobs to the Philippines, Mexico and other locations, outsource work to low-wage contractors and transfer workers away from their families for months at a time. Verizon workers, who are ready to ... Read more

Spain: thousands join march against trade unionist trial

An estimated 5,000 people braved the wind and rain on a three-hour march in Madrid on 9 February to protest against the trial of eight trade unionists facing a total 66 years in prison for going on strike. The eight workers, who belong to IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, CC.OO de Industria and MCA-UGT, were charged after joining a picket at the gates of Airbus in Getafe, in the Madrid suburbs, as part of a general strike on 29 September 2010. As the trial began today, IndustriALL joined Spanish unions, as well as industriAll Europe and members of Airbus unions in ... Read more

Teamsters President Hoffa Pledges Solidarity with UAW Members

In remarks at the Detroit Labor Day Parade today, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa pledged solidarity with the United Auto Workers (UAW) in their contract negotiations with the Big Three: Ford, Chrysler and GM. “I know you haven’t picked a target yet, but it’s one of those three,” Hoffa said. “If the UAW goes on strike, I make a pledge on behalf of the 1.4 million Teamster members – we will honor your picket lines. We will walk with you every day. The Teamsters and the UAW are together. They aren’t going to haul those cars if ... Read more

78 years ago today, 400 black women stood up for their rights … and won!

May 6, 1937, 400 black female tobacco stemmers spontaneously went on strike at I.N. Vaughan in Richmond, Virginia. The women often worked more than 80 hours a week for a total of $3. They toiled in a cramped factory with tobacco dust coating the air and their lungs. With the help of the Southern Negro Youth Congress and a show of solidarity from white female workers in the CIO’s Clothing and Textile Workers Union who walked the picket lines with them, they won their battle. They gained a wage increase, eight-hour work day and recognition of their union. Their victory ... Read more