April 16, 2013
USW Study Warns Public about Dangers of Hydrofluoric Acid Use in Refinery Alkylation Process to Produce Clean-Burning Gasoline
A United Steelworkers (USW) study released today-"A Risk Too Great, Hydrofluoric Acid in U.S. Refineries"-warns that refiners that use hydrofluoric acid (HF) in their alkylation process to make clean-burning gasoline do not have adequate safety systems in place and are not prepared to handle a release.
April 01, 2013
Steelworkers Ratify Three-Year Contract with ARH
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union has ratified a three-year contract with Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) covering about 2,200 hourly employees at nine locations in Southeastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia.
March 14, 2013
Members of USW Local 8888 Ratify New Contract that Bucks National Trend on Workers’ Health Care Costs
The United Steelworkers (USW) Local 8888 in Newport News, Va., overwhelmingly ratified a new collective bargaining agreement this morning. The 52-month contract with Huntington Ingalls Industries, the parent company of Newport News Shipbuilding, passed by an overwhelming 9 to 1 margin. It covers some 11,000 employees.
March 05, 2013
USW Opposes End of Maryland Tax Credits for Carbon-Neutral Renewable Biofuel
The United Steelworkers Union (USW) says that proposed state legislation to end Maryland’s biofuel credit could increase pollution and fuel costs, suppress development of renewable fuels and lead to massive job loss.
February 26, 2013
In Newport News Shipyard, Looming Budget Cuts Create Anxiety and Anger
As President Obama returned from a Florida golfing trip and Congress was on a Presidents' Day break last week, Tommy Bassett, a nuclear machinist, was applying for a backup job at Lowe's.
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April 21, 2009
District 8 Organizing Coordinators
None of the information below will be disclosed to anyone outside the union. You can contact United Steelworker District 8 Organizing Coordinators by calling the numbers below during working hours, and after hours if you leave your name and number someone will return your call.
June 12, 2009
The United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO-CLC, is your opportunity for a change. By organizing with the USW, you become part of an organization that brings with its over 850,000 members.
October 16, 2009
Why Should I Join A Union?
Having a Union in your workplace is the most beneficial thing you can do to secure your future and the future of your family! Read more to find out why.
October 28, 2009
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Forming a Union
Some questions are answered dealing with forming a new local union. What will be in our first union contract? Membership dues. When do we begin paying? How much are they?
October 28, 2009
Summary of the National Labor Relations Act
It is in the national interest of the United States to maintain full production in its economy. Industrial strife among employees, employers, and labor organizations interferes with full production and is contrary to our national interest. Experience has shown that labor disputes can be lessened if the parties involved recognize the legitimate rights of each in their relations with one another.
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May 21, 2012
Building Toward the USW 70th Anniversary
Special events included a conference for Glass workers, political training for Rapid Response leaders and Executive Board Meeting for Soar.
April 03, 2012
Veteran Denied the Right to Vote
Restrictive voter I.D. laws are being passed in many states, making it especially difficult for students, the poor, seniors and minorities to vote. Join Gil Paar in fighting for our rights.
January 21, 2012
District 8 Steelworkers Supported Locked Out Cooper Tire Workers
On January 14, 2012, USW members across America held information rallies to support Local Union 207L in Findlay, Ohio