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Welcome to Wisconsin

Don’t be confused, I am still in Michigan. But the rumblings are starting to sound very much like Wisconsin … In a letter to MEA local presidents, President Iris Salters points to a motion approved by the union’s Board of Directors that directs them to hold meetings to determine if their members will authorize “crisis activities, up to and including job action.” “Let me be very clear on what this vote means,” the letter reads. “Itread more…

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Refinery Strike Averted for Now

Workers at refineries near New Orleans, Houston and as far away as Billings, Mont., will show up for scheduled shifts Monday, though negotiators will be back at the table on Sunday. “We have made progress in that there was no strike at midnight,” said Lynne Baker, a spokeswoman for the United Steelworkers, which represents more than 30,000 oil workers nationwide. “But there are still issues that need to be worked out and notice of a strikeread more…

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United States Oil Refinery Strike

There is little evidence of progress being made in talks between oil companies and the United Steel Workers Union that represents workers at refineries across the country. You can read the latest report, sticking points and what various oil companies are planning to do in the event that the USW strikes just after midnight tonight, at Bloomberg. OneMom

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Oil and Steel – Strike is Imminent!

U.S. Oil Refinery Workers Set to Strike! (read update for February 3, 2009, HERE) Over 100,000 workers in the United States learned this week they are losing their jobs, but 30,000 United Steel Workers who work for oil refineries in the U.S. are rejecting a new contract offer and preparing to strike at 12:01 am on Sunday, February 1, 2009. A strike will impact about two-thirds of the oil produced in this country. From Bloomberg: Theread more…

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GM/UAW walk-out. First national strike in 30+ years

This is not good news for the state of Michigan which is facing an already critically wounded economy and facing a state shut down in a week. Read the full story HERE. Pray for Michigan. Kerry

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