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DETROIT (AP) — Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers that brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day. Committees working on thorny issues such as wages, health insurance costs, use of temporary workers, and new work for plants… Read More
Picket lines began forming outside GM plants after the United Auto Workers voted Sunday to begin a strike at midnight. Nearly 50,000 workers are affected by the work stoppage.
Workers in northwest Ohio continue to protest as the first nationwide oil refinery strike since 1980 moves into its fourth week. About 200 people demonstrated Tuesday outside the Marathon Petroleum Corp. headquarters in Findlay despite temperatures in the teens. More than 60 workers from the BP-Husky refinery in Oregon near Toledo joined the demonstration, and… Read More