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Bernie Sanders Picks Up Union Endorsement in Pittsburgh

Julian Routh Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“If there is going to be class struggle in the United States, it’s time that the working class got on the offensive and won that struggle,” Mr. Sanders said in an animated 45-minute speech.


Erie Locomotive Workers Avert Strike with New Contract at Wabtec

Saurav Sarkar Labor Notes
In a qualified victory, 1,700 UE members conceded a two-tier wage structure with a 10-year progression for new hires to reach parity with current workers, but beat back the company’s demands for a harsher version of two-tier and other concessions.


They Took Control of Their Workplace — and They Won

UE News
Ten years ago, 240 workers at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago occupied their factory to prevent its closure. This victory by UE members demonstrated that employers can be challenged and defeated.

The Fight for Good Jobs and a Democratic Economy

Jonathan Kissam UE United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America
large meeting of workers The problem facing working people in the U.S. is not just lack of jobs, but lack of good jobs. UE's Director of Communications takes a look at what kinds of policies produce good jobs, UE's history of fighting for good jobs and a democratic economy,


Labor's Last Stand

Garret Keizer Harper's Magazine
Unions must either demand a place at the table or be part of the meal

NLRB rejects Shurat HaDin complaint against United Electrical Workers

Annie Robbins Mondoweiss
UE National President Peter Knowlton said that UE in the past had “withstood attempts by the U.S. government to silence us during the McCarthy era in the 1950s,” and was “unbowed by the latest attempt of a surrogate of the Israeli government to stifle our call for justice for Palestinian and Israeli workers.”

They Don’t Need a Majority To Get Things Done

Samantha Winslow Labor Notes
For 20 years workers at the Rocky Mount Engine Plant have worked with the United Electrical Workers (UE), using the minority union strategy to get management to hear their demands, address problems, and improve pay. They have fought for and won a wage scale, raises, and paid holidays—all through petitions, sticker days, and other group actions.
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