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Steelworkers Demand Their Share of New Profits

Carl Green Labor Tribune
US Steel uses new profits from tariffs to attack union rights and conditions. USW Local 1899 charges that the future of the union is at stake in contract negotiations.

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Oilcan” Ed Sadlowski, 1938-2018 Midwestern Grit

Rosemary Feurer LAWCHA
"I guess maybe I am a romantic, but I look at the American labor movement as a holy crusade, which should be the dominant force in this country to fight for working people and the underdog and make this a more just society." -- Ed Sadlowski (USWA)

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19 Months on the Picket Lines

Ben Chacko The People's Daily Morning Star
The 120 workers at Crown Metal Packaging have now been on strike 19 months resisting a union-busting employer aiming to slash wages and cut pensions. They have been supported by the international solidarity of Workers Uniting, the global union formed by North America's United Steel Workers and Britain's Unite.

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End of Refinery Strike in Sight; Gas Prices May Fall

Tiffany Hsu L.A. Times
The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Shell Oil as a pattern agreement for the rest of the industry.

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Northwestern Football Players Win First Round In Union Battle

Dave Jamieson Huffington Post
The Regional director at the National Labor Relations Board's Chicago Office issued a ruling in favor of the football players at Northwestern University. This is the first step in a lengthy process.

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Why Unions Are Going Into the Co-op Business

Amy Dean yes!
A cooperative model places union members firmly in the role of being innovators. It allows the labor movement not only to promote a positive vision of members realizing their best selves in the workplace, but also to provide the skills that will enable people to do that.
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