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Steelworkers

An Alliance Forged in Patriotism

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The death of the American steel industry is fine with the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Cato Institute. They say Americans should thank foreign states that violate international trade laws by subsidizing their steel industries.

High Court Deals Blow To Workers

Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says steelworkers do not have to be paid for time they spend putting on and taking off protective gear they wear...

Steelworker Awarded $25M In NY Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

AP | Posted 08.13.2012 | Black Voices

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A federal court jury has awarded $25 million in damages to a western New York steel plant employee who says his bosses failed to...

Workers of the World Unite -- With Shareholders

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In the wake of Wall Street recklessness that caused economic collapse, Congress gave shareholders and citizens Dodd-Frank to help them constrain self-dealing corporate executives. The 99% Coalition and shareholders are working with those tools even as Republicans vow to take them away.

Republicans: Against It Before They Were for It

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In a presidential election year, Boehner & Co. surrendered to a simple calculus: the 99 percent has something that the 1 percent doesn't -- more votes. Way more.

On Road to Clean Energy Economy, America Is Stuck in Traffic

David Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Foster

Only the American voter can break the partisan gridlock blocking our road and get the U.S. Senate back to the business of creating jobs in this country -- good, clean energy jobs -- now.

The F Word: Shaky Foundations for the Economy

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Flanders

In 2009, a year of decline for most of us, the top 25 hedge fund managers made an average of $1 billion each. There was, said investor Carl Icahn "a great opportunity in debt" last year.

Accountability Recruits First Candidate for 2010: Bill Halter

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Some will try to paint our push for candidates like Bill Halter as a "purge" of "moderates" from the Democratic party. It's not. Blanche Lincoln is a radical corporatist. That's not the "center" of anything.

Workers Want Green Jobs, Not Astroturf

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

People in Gary, Indiana don't support climate legislation because environmental groups or labor unions told them to. They support it because they believe in it.

Build More Autos Overseas: Marginalize More U.S. Families

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

As I toured the U.S. last week on the 11-state, 32-city "Keep it Made in America" bus tour. I talked to unemployed manufacturing workers who are desperate.

Steelworkers endorse Obama for president

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The United Steelworkers union endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president Thursday, giving the Illinois senator a powerful advocat...

Steelworkers Sold on Edwards

Claudia Cruz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Claudia Cruz

Chants of "John Edwards for President" pierced the cold New Hampshire night. A group of about 50 steelworkers and their family members yelled in supp...