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4 Manufacturing Jobs Making A Comeback

4 Manufacturing Jobs Making A Comeback

Machinists, engine assemblers and other production jobs also on the upswing, nearing their pre-recession employment levels. Read More »

As Summer Wears On, So Does Caterpillar Workers' Joliet Strike

As Summer Wears On, So Does Caterpillar Workers' Joliet Strike

It's been a long, hot summer for many working Americans, but perhaps none more so than the nearly 800 unionized employees at Caterpillar in Joliet, Ill., who have been walking the picket line in near-triple-digit heat on some days for nearly three months. Despite the oppressive temps, picketing workers... Read More »

Boeing Workers Approve 4-Year Contract Extension

Boeing Workers Approve 4-Year Contract Extension

By Hope Yen SEATTLE (AP) -- Applause and cheers rang out after Unionized Boeing Machinists voted overwhelmingly to approve a four-year contract extension - a deal that grants the company labor peace and likely ends a federal complaint that had become a hot topic for Republican presidential... Read More »

Deal Could Yield Years Of Labor Peace For Boeing

Deal Could Yield Years Of Labor Peace For Boeing

By Gene Johnson SEATTLE (AP) -- Some unionized workers at Boeing say they hope their vote Wednesday on a four-year contract extension augurs a new, peaceful era in their relations with the company. The Machinists union announced last week that it reached a tentative deal following secret talks initiated... Read More »

Machinists Reach Tentative Deal With Boeing

Machinists Reach Tentative Deal With Boeing

By Sam Hananel and Gene Johnson SEATTLE (AP) -- As Boeing executive Jim Albaugh spoke to an aerospace conference in New York, recent strikes by the company's workers in Washington state weren't far from his mind. "We've had strikes three out of the last four times that we've gone to the table with the... Read More »

Machinist Turns Skill Into Labor Of Love

Machinist Turns Skill Into Labor Of Love

Machining helps drive industry in America. Without precision-made parts, many of the products that people rely on day in and day out wouldn't function properly for very long -- if at all. The process involves the use of a wide variety of machine tools to cut or form material, usually metal, to precise shapes... Read More »

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