Union Workers

  • Why Walmart Won't Fire Striking Workers -- And What That Means For You

    Why Walmart Won't Fire Striking Workers -- And What That Means For You

    You might have heard that non-union workers at Walmarts around the country have been striking. One of the workers' demands is to stop management retaliation against employees who speak up, and in at least one case, Walmart workers went back to work after their employer agreed to many of their demands. But most... Continue Reading

  • World Workers Express Anger, Gloom On May Day

    World Workers Express Anger, Gloom On May Day

    By Daniel Woolls MADRID -- Banging drums and waving flags, tens of thousands of workers marked May Day in European cities Tuesday with a mix of anger and gloom over austerity measures imposed by leaders trying to contain the eurozone's intractable debt crisis. Taking the baton from Asia, where unions... Continue Reading

  • Union Workers Strike At Illinois Caterpillar Plant

    Union Workers Strike At Illinois Caterpillar Plant

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Union workers have rejected Caterpillar Inc.'s latest contract offer and walked off the job at Caterpillar's plant in Joliet. Workers with picket signs lined up outside the plant early Tuesday. The contract expired at midnight for about 800 workers at the manufacturing plant. Continue Reading

  • Locked-Out American Crystal Workers Alter Plans

    Locked-Out American Crystal Workers Alter Plans

    By Dave Kolpack FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The daily protests by union workers outside the American Crystal Sugar plant in Moorhead, Minn., have become sporadic, and nine months into the company-imposed lockout, the only hint of the ongoing contract dispute Monday was a pro-union poster someone had nailed to a... Continue Reading