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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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