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Canada Post Workers Ban Overtime as Rotating Strikes Continue
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Canada Post Workers Ban Overtime as Rotating Strikes Continue

OTTAWA, Ontario—The Canadian Union of Postal Workers banned overtime Nov. 1, instructing members to refuse to work more than eight hours a day as Canada Post tries to cope with a backlog of parcel deliveries caused by rotating strikes around the country since Oct. 22. “We’ve had it,” said CUPW national president Mike Palecek. “Overburdening, overtime,…

Strikebreakers Accuse Marriott of Wage Theft
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Strikebreakers Accuse Marriott of Wage Theft

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Temporary workers Marriott has hired to clean rooms at its seven San Francisco hotels while the 2,500 regular workers are on strike are accusing the chain of cheating them out of their pay. The company hires about 200 workers a day—mostly Latino immigrants—for $17 an hour through a contractor, Environmental Service Partners Inc.,…

Canadian Postal Strikes Spread to Manitoba
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Canadian Postal Strikes Spread to Manitoba

OTTAWA, Ontario—Canadian postal workers’ rotating strikes have spread to Manitoba. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said with 1,500 workers walked out in Winnipeg at 10 p.m. on Oct. 28, with those in Brandon, the province’s second-largest city, following two hours later. Strikes started over the weekend in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, were…

Indiana Steelworkers Leader: ArcelorMittal Should Follow U.S. Steel Pattern
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Indiana Steelworkers Leader: ArcelorMittal Should Follow U.S. Steel Pattern

GARY, Ind.—The ArcelorMittal steel company should follow the pattern set by U.S. Steel and agree to a contract without demanding concessions, United Steelworkers District 7 Director Mike Millsap told the NWI Times Oct. 17. “Our members and leadership stood up and sent a very strong message to USS and Mittal that they are the union…

Steelworkers, U.S. Steel, Reach Tentative Deal for 14% Raise
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Steelworkers, U.S. Steel, Reach Tentative Deal for 14% Raise

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—The United Steelworkers and U.S. Steel reached a tentative contract agreement Oct. 15 that would raise workers’ pay by 14% by 2021. The four-year pact would increase wages by 4% immediately, another 3.5% in 2019 and 2020, and 3% in 2021, Mark Lash, president of Local 1066 in Gary, Indiana, told the Chicago Tribune….

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