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This is the grave of I.W. Abel. Iorwith Abel was born in 1908 in Magnolia, Ohio to a working class family. His father was a blacksmith and his mother’s family were coal miners. He graduated from high school in 1925, briefly went to a business college, and then got a job working at American Sheet […]
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Trump’s Lies to Workers

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On December 9, 2016
Donald Trump’s absurd attacks on USW Local 1999 president Chuck Jones gives him the opportunity to respond and note Trump’s lies to working-class Americans, as well as why Trump appealed to union members through those lies. Then, a couple of weeks ago, Trump got involved. He sat down with Carrier leaders. Afterward, he announced that […]
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Allegheny Steel Lockout

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On December 29, 2015
On December 21, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Allegheny Technologies committed a labor violation when it locked out workers at steel plants across the country back in August. This could lead to some sort of settlement, although these things move none too quickly. The lockout is nothing less than an attempt to crush […]

ATI Lockout

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On September 2, 2015

Last week, I wrote about the ATI lockout of their union mills. Wanted to highlight this issue once again. The United Steelworkers held a big rally in Pittsburgh yesterday to pressure the company to en

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Scabbing in the New Gilded Age

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On August 28, 2015
Probably the most underreported story in American labor right now is what’s going on steel. There are more unionized steel jobs in the U.S. than you’d think and a lot of those union contracts are expiring on September 1. That means a lot of labor strife, with companies seeking to destroy their unions. One of […]
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