Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 

Today in Labor History

July 31, 1999: The Great Shipyard Strike of 1999 ends after Steelworkers at Newport News Shipbuilding ratify a breakthrough agreement which nearly doubles pensions, increases security, ends inequality, and provides the highest wage increases in company and industry history to nearly 10,000 workers at the yard. The strike lasted 15 weeks.

Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?
  Member Resources  
     
  Teamster News Headlines  
 
Fort Riley Veterans Graduate From Military Job Training Program
UAL, CAL, CMI Mechanics Update - July 31, 2015
Workers Deserve a Share of Corporate Profits
Radio Show Host Leslie Marshall on Teamsters at Toyota
Today's Teamster News For July 31, 2015
Some in Congress Set Sights on Union Movement
Today's Teamster News For July 30, 2015
Hoffa: Senate Transportation Bill is Positive Step, but Safety Issues Remain
Teamsters Remember James R. Hoffa on 40th Anniversary of Disappearance
Savannah Port Truck Drivers Protest Misclassification At Hearing
 
     
RTW in Michigan: Revenge of the Kochs?
Posted On: Dec 10, 2012

Dec. 10, 2012 | Let's say you an your brother are a pair of billionaires who reap your profits from the poisoning of the earth and whose daddy co-founded the John Birch Society – and you poured millions into the 2012 election, only to see your candidates felled by a party elf by a black guy who's big on green energy, and who bailed out the U.S. auto industry in a way that voters like…So whattaya gonna do? Why, find a way to crush those pesky labor unions in a place that will hurt them badly. Say, the auto capital of the world…So in a lame-duck legislative session last week, the Republican majority rammed through a destructively anti-union bill that the governor has pledged to sign. Local analysts chalk it all up to payback by Michigan legislators for the unions' attempt to enshrine collective bargaining rights in the state constitution…Read more here. Related: How right to work got on the table, how the Koch brothers bought Michigan lawmakers, and the Michigan governor's betrayal of voters. Also, check out Michigan workers' new website at wearemich.org.


 
 
Teamsters Local 992
Copyright © 2015, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image