Current Labor Struggles in Oil and Auto and on the Docks

Some big union contracts are up this year. Will they begin a turnaround in labor’s fortunes? There was a near strike on the West Coast docks by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union; The Oil Workers had an unprecedented strike over safety at our oil refineries, and auto negotiations with the Big 3 begin soon and the issue is two tier wages. This week we’ll talk about big contract bargaining on the Heartland Labor Forum. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

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