• Today in Labor History
    Sept. 18, 1999
    A 20-month illegal lockout of 2,900 Steelworkers members at Kaiser Aluminum plants in three states ends when an arbitrator orders a new contract. Kaiser was forced to fire scabs and fork over tens of millions of dollars in back pay to union members.
    ~ DC Labor

  • Nation’s Longest Ongoing Strike Comes to an End After 1,029 Days
    Posted On: Jan 10, 2020
    Jan. 10, 2020 | STRIKES | About 200 United Steelworkers miners are back on the job at Idaho’s Lucky Friday mine after nearly three years on strike, putting an end to the longest-running continuous strike in the U.S. The workers ratified a contract with Hecla Mining Co., the mine’s owner, on Jan. 6 after they narrowly rejected another deal in December due to reservations about the conditions of returning to work, according to USW spokesperson Tony Montana. USW Local 5114 began the strike on March 13, 2017, after the company attempted to unilaterally impose parts of a new contract on workers… Bloomberg Law
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