‘ATI is trying to bust our union,’ steelworkers say

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ohio — “They’re trying to break the union,” Dave Burgess told the Militant  at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. plant here where close to 100 union steelworkers work. “The majority of ATI’s plants are nonunion today.” Company bosses announced in…


Minnesota hospital workers picket for safety, higher wages

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Several hundred SEIU members and supporters picket Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis April 7 in fight for new contract, more staffing to ensure safety, higher wages.

MINNEAPOLIS — A crowd of several hundred members of Service Employees International Union and their supporters picketed outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital here April 7 in support of the union’s demand for a new contract. When union members chanted, “When we…


Solidarity with miners, steelworkers on strike!

Striking Alabama miners vote down ‘insulting’ offer
Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Picket line in Brookwood, Alabama, of miners on strike against Warrior Met Coal. Miner Mike Wright told WVUA TV, “We basically want to let the company know: No contract, no coal.”

ATLANTA — Some 1,100 union coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, voted overwhelmingly April 9 to reject a tentative contract proposal and continue their strike. The United Mine Workers of America members struck Warrior Met Coal April…


Coal miners in Alabama stand up to Warrior Met

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
United Mine Workers of America Local 2397 members on picket line at Warrior Met mine No. 7, April 2. At left is Tyler Bittle; right, Antwon McGee. Over 1,100 went on strike day before.

Members of the United Mine Workers voted April 9 to reject the tentative agreement reached with the owners of Warrior Met Coal April 5. The strike continues. BROOKWOOD, Ala. – More than 1,100 United Mine Workers of America members struck…


Back striking Steelworkers fighting ATI union busting!

Join the picket lines, send support, donations
Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
Steelworkers picket at ATI in Lockport, New York. Union members are on strike in five states.

WASHINGTON, Pa. — “The concession stand is closed,” was the slogan used by Steelworkers at Allegheny Technologies Inc. when the bosses locked them out for seven months in 2015-16. Today some 1,300 United Steelworkers members are on strike against ATI…


Organize to fight for jobs! White House plan leaves millions jobless

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

Persistent, large-scale unemployment — a result of the crisis of capitalist production and trade exacerbated by government lockdowns — remains the biggest challenge before working people today. Organizing a fight to get the millions who have been thrown out of…


Massachusetts nurses fight for safety, patients

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
Nurses’ strike “is about safe care,“ nurse Bill Lahey, right, told rail workers Jacob Perasso, left, and Joe Allen, second from right, in Worcester, Mass., March 31.

WORCESTER, Mass. — “This strike isn’t about the money, it’s about safe care,” Bill Lahey, a nurse for 44 years at St. Vincent Hospital here, told Joe Allen and myself, two rail workers who came to show solidarity from Albany,…


Oregon medical workers win first union contract

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

BEND, Ore. — Medical technicians, therapists and other workers at St. Charles Medical Center overwhelmingly ratified their first union contract March 31. They had voted to join the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals in 2019 and had been…


Build solidarity with ATI Steelworkers on strike!

Fight attack on their jobs, health care and union
Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021
March 30 picket line in Washington, Pennsylvania, first day of strike against ATI. Steelworkers haven’t had a raise since 2014, face boss demands to cut jobs, add more divisive wage tiers.

BRACKENRIDGE, Pa. — Scores of union steelworkers joined picket lines at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. mill here March 30, and at the mill in Washington, as 1,300 United Steelworkers members in five states struck against the company’s profit-driven concession demands.…


Steelworkers in Farrell, Pennsylvania, end strike

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021

Over 400 members of United Steelworkers Local 1016-3, who had been on strike for six months against NLMK Steel in Farrell, Pennsylvania, voted up a four-year contract March 1. At the center of the strike was workers’ efforts to keep…