The Struggle at Caterpillar
By Andre Damon, August 22, 2012
With its demand for a “market wage,” the transnational construction equipment giant is laying down a new benchmark for American workers.
By Andre Damon, August 18, 2012
Machinists on strike at the Caterpillar plant in Joliet, Illinois voted narrowly to accept a union-backed concessions contract, ending a nearly four-month-long strike.
By Socialist Equality Party, August 17, 2012
Rejection of the deal at Caterpillar must be linked to a new political strategy to mobilize the entire working class against the corporate-driven attack on wages and benefits, which is backed by both big business parties.
By Jeff Lussane, August 16, 2012
Striking workers will vote Friday on a tentative agreement reached by the Machinists union to end the 15-week strike by 780 workers at the Caterpillar plant in Joliet, Illinois.
By James Nykvist, August 15, 2012
The IAM and other unions have dragged out various Democratic Party politicians to posture as friends of striking CAT workers.
By our reporters, August 15, 2012
WSWS reporters spoke to strikers on the picket line in Joliet, Illinois
By Jeff Lusanne, Kristina Betinis, July 30, 2012
Workers at Caterpillar’s Joliet plant have confronted not only the determination of management, but also the isolation of their struggle by the IAM and the other major unions.
By Nicholas Russo, Niles Williamson, July 27, 2012
Workers spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about record profits for Caterpillar, and in solidarity with workers on strike for three months in Joliet, Illinois.
By Joseph Kishore, July 27, 2012
The strike at heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar’s plant in Joliet, Illinois is indicative of the ruthless determination of the ruling class to impoverish US workers.
Twelve weeks into Joliet strike against wage-cutting
By Tom Eley, July 26, 2012
Caterpillar, which is seeking massive concessions from striking workers at its Joliet, Illinois plant, recorded huge second quarter profits.
By Eric London, July 24, 2012
After just three days of campaigning, volunteers for the Socialist Equality Party have collected over half of the required 2,000 signatures for ballot-access in Wisconsin.
By Kristina Betinis, July 5, 2012
As Caterpillar’s strike-breaking efforts mount, the IAM has been protesting company headquarters in order to convince shareholders to pressure the company on behalf of workers. The striking workers’ struggle must be taken out of the hands of the union and broadened to all Caterpillar workers, and working class more generally.