Releases / Advisories
August 11, 2012 | USW
USW Statement on Romney’s Adding Ryan to Anti-Worker Ticket
Leo W. Gerard, iinternational president of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement today on Mitt Romney adding Paul Ryan to his presumed Republican national campaign ticket.
April 25, 2012 | USW
‘Boots-on-the-Ground' Campaign Credited for Critz Win in Pa.
Leo W. Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers (USW), issued a statement that cited a big "unified labor movement, boots-on-the-ground' push by union members as behind Pennsylvania's CD-12 Democratic primary win by Congressman Mark Critz following the 10:15 pm concession by U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire. Click here for more.
March 06, 2012 | USW
Steelworkers Endorse Barack Obama for Re-election as President
The United Steelworkers (USW) International Executive Board today voted unanimously to support President Barack Obama for re-election in November. “This is the right time to do the right thing for a man who has proved he is right for the job,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard.
March 06, 2012 | USW
USW Credits Bi-Partisan Congressional Action Ensuring U.S. Can Protect Jobs Against Chinese Subsidized Imports
The United Steelworkers (USW) today credited Congress for rising above partisanship and bickering to ensure that America’s trade laws can be used to respond to China’s rampant subsidization of its producers when the practice injures U.S. workers and industry.
January 28, 2010 | USW
USW Lauds President’s Focus on Jobs; Calls for Immediate Action
USW International President Leo Gerard today lauded President Obama's focus on creating jobs and called on the administration and Congress to act boldy and swiftly. Click here for more.
January 14, 2010 | USW
Health Reform Tax Changes: Good Progress for Workers; USW to Keep Working for Better Bill
USW International President Leo W. Gerard today said that the union is pleased with the progress that has been made to make health insurance reform legislation fairer for working families but that more work needs to be done. Click here for more.
August 25, 2009 | USW
USW Condemns Latest in Wave of Colombian Assassinations
USW International President Leo W. Gerard today condemned the unending violence and murder that has claimed the lives of 25 labor union members and activists so far this year in Colombia. Click here for more.
August 06, 2009 | USW
USW Praises Senators Supporting American Workers on Climate Change
Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers today praised the commitment of a group of key senators led by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), for issuing a bold call to ensure that climate change legislation continue to include a comprehensive provision to prevent the leakage of carbon emissions and manufacturing jobs to foreign countries. Click here for his entire statement.
July 15, 2009
Statement from USW President Gerard on House U.S. Health Care Reform Bill
United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard issued a statement today on the U.S. House's health care reform bill. Click here for more.
June 26, 2009 | USW
Ohio Congressional Members Urge U.S. to Provide GM Retirees Medical Benefits
A letter transmitted by 13 Ohio congressional members and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to U.S. Secretary of Treasury Timothy F. Geithner was made public today, urging ‘simple justice’ with equity in financial support for the future medical and life insurance benefits of GM retirees represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) and two other unions. Click here for more.