CAW president Ken Lewenza said Monday he will join thousands of American union activists protesting outside the Michigan state legislature Tuesday (Dec. 11) over Republican efforts to ram through right-to-work legislation. “An attack on workers, regardless of any border, is an attack on the labour movement in general,” said Lewenza. “I think it’s incredibly important to let our friends in Michigan know they have the support of workers in Canada.”Read more »
A group of coal miners in Ohio feel they would have been fired if they did not attend an Aug. 14 event with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and contribute to his campaign — and to make matters worse, they lost of day of pay for their trouble. “There were no workers that were forced to attend the event,” management said. “We had managers that communicated to our work force that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend the event."Read more »
A day after union workers rejected for a second time a contract that might have saved their jobs, the Metro East company told them it was moving about 1,000 ammunition production jobs from Metro East to Oxford, Miss.Read more »
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