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Union cancels Boeing vote, claiming gun-toting workers told it to take off

The union looking to organize workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant has put its plans in a holding pattern, claiming workers are so opposed to signing up that they chased labor leaders off their porches at gunpoint.  411 more words

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Man Alleges Union Made Him Homeless

This is from The Daily Caller.

I have no doubt that Greg Staffa was made homeless by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. 935 more words

Boeing Dragged Back Into The Union Fight

This is from The Daily Caller.

I do not see the union being successful in making the South Carolina Boeing plant a union shop.

Unions are not very popular in South Carolina.  286 more words

Air Canada pilots' union reaches tentative 10-year deal

Relations between Air Canada and its 3,000 pilots took a sudden turn for the better Monday after secret talks between their union and the airline yielded a surprise tentative 10-year deal. 617 more words

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Electrolux profits continue to climb as Europe improves

Electrolux AB, the world’s second- biggest appliance maker, reported a second straight increase in quarterly profit amid improving demand in the U.S. and Europe.

Earnings before interest, taxes and one-time items rose 13 per cent to 1.17 billion kronor (US$171 million), Stockholm-based Electrolux said today, beating the 1.11 billion-kronor average of 10 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. 379 more words

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Electrolux plant in L’Assomption closes ahead of set date

MONTREAL — A thousand employees of the Electrolux cooking appliance plant in L’Assomption, in Lanaudière, were left jobless this morning after the Swedish multinational closed its factory on Thursday morning, two days earlier than expected. 336 more words

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Washington Unions Concerned About Fish Consumption Issue

SEATTLE (AP) — Unions representing Boeing machinists and mill workers are siding with businesses in a bitter fight over how much fish people eat, and thus how clean Washington state waters should be. 462 more words

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