Nearly a thousand men and women represented by United Steelworkers Local 8782 employed at US Steel Lake Erie Works have been locked out on Sunday April 28, 2013. This is the second lockout for Nanticoke workers after being locked out by US Steel for eight months in 2009-10. Hamilton steelworkers of USW Local 1005 were Continue readingNanticoke Steelworkers locked out
Caterpillar closing its tunnelling plant by mid-April 2014, throwing 330 people out of work Toronto Star, May 3 2013 Alberta government insists union pay millions for ‘cost they put on taxpayers’ during wildcat strike Calgary Herald, May 2 2013 St. John’s NL airport strike drags on as high tourism season looms Montreal Gazette, May 7 Continue readingLabour News Update, May 8 2013
Written February 11, 2012 (before Caterpillar and CAW reached a severance settlement) Published as “Love’s Labours Lost” in The Leveller Vol.4, No.5 By Doug Nesbitt Thousands of protesters carrying home-made placards and union banners surrounded Indiana’s Capitol Building as the State Senate passed HB 1001 with a 28 to 22 vote, ushering in the first Continue readingLove’s Labours Lost
article published by The Bullet, Socialist Worker and Lenin’s Tomb. By Doug Nesbitt A wage cut of fifty per cent. An elimination of pensions. Cuts to benefits. These demands have inevitably led to a major showdown at a locomotive factory in London, Ontario between the 700 unionized workers of Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) and Caterpillar, a Continue readingLabour at the Crossroads?