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Indiana Steelworkers Win Raises After Short Strike
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Indiana Steelworkers Win Raises After Short Strike

VALPARAISO, Ind.—After a brief strike in late June, more than 80 workers at the Union Electric Steel plant in Valparaiso ratified a four-year contract that will give them a 10.5% raise. Members of International Association of Machinists Local 2018 had previously rejected the company’s offer of a 9% raise, but about two-thirds approved the revised…

New Nursing-Home Owners Cut Workers’ Benefits in Philly Area
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New Nursing-Home Owners Cut Workers’ Benefits in Philly Area

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—The new owners of several nursing homes in the Philadelphia area are trying to slash pay and benefits for their dietary, housekeeping, and laundry workers, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania said June 21. The New Jersey-based Vita Healthcare Group, which bought Somerton Center in Philadelphia and Garden Springs Center in the suburb of Willow Grove on…

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