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California Orders Date Farm to Rehire Workers Fired for Safety Complaints
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California Orders Date Farm to Rehire Workers Fired for Safety Complaints

VISALIA, Calif.—A Coachella Valley date farm will rehire four workers and has paid them almost $40,000 in lost wages after the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board found they were illegally fired for complaining about health and safety problems. The four said they had been fired or switched to lower-paying jobs after they complained to supervisors…

Alcoa Demands More Concessions in Nine-Month Lockout
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Alcoa Demands More Concessions in Nine-Month Lockout

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Quebec—The Alcoa aluminum company “is indicating clearly that it is not interested in settling a nine-month lockout” of 1,030 employees at its ABI smelter in Bécancour, Quebec, the United Steelworkers charged Oct. 10. The union’s statement came five days after former Quebec premier Lucien Bouchard, appointed by the provincial government as a special mediator,…

UNITE HERE Members Strike Marriott Hotels
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UNITE HERE Members Strike Marriott Hotels

BOSTEN, MASS. – Over 8,000 UniteHere members are  stiking Marriott hotels in Detroit, Boston, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, and  San Francisco in a labor dispute that is expandining to Marriott operations across the country. This is the largest multi-city hotel worker strike ever. “UNITE HERE workers are on strike against the richest, biggest, and most…

Steelworkers Prepare for ArcelorMittal Strike
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Steelworkers Prepare for ArcelorMittal Strike

BURNS HARBOR, Ind.—With more than three months of contract talks failing to yield a deal, the United Steelworkers have begun preparations for a possible strike against ArcelorMittal. Union representatives are asking the more than 7,400 union workers at the company’s Indiana Harbor and Burns Harbor plants in northwest Indiana when they’d be available for picket…

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