The United Steelworkers is actively engaged in various joint efforts to advance global union activism, including common political strategies that are best for the working class, joint collective bargaining efforts with common employers in our industries and international solidarity projects to defend the rights of trade unionists across the globe.
Tell Alcoa: Support Australian Seafarers!
USW members at Alcoa are taking action to support members of the Maritime Union of Australia who crew the MV Portland, which has been carrying alumina for smelting around Australia’s coast for Alcoa for 27 years.
Honduras and CAFTA Show Us One of the Key Reasons Why TPP Should Be Opposed
This week, the governments of Honduras and the United States signed an action plan to begin addressing the widespread failure to enforce labor laws in Honduras.
Dirty Toys Made in China
Some 1,800 Chinese workers in the Dongguang Zhenyang Wanju factory in Guangdong produce toys for Disney, Mattel, Hasbro and other international brands, under harsh conditions, stripped of their rights, their voice and basic justice.
USW Expresses Solidarity with People of France
The United Steelworkers (USW) joins the rest of the global trade union movement in expressing our grief at the senseless killings in Paris and our solidarity with the French people.
Report on the CBTU Afro-Colombian Accompaniment Mission to Colombia
From October 1 through October 6, 2015, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), along with Congressman Hank Johnson (D), traveled throughout Colombia to investigate Colombia’s compliance with its obligations to improve labor conditions ...
Brazilian Unions Stand Up to Huhtamaki
Workers at the Bahia unit of Huhtamaki Corp., in the Brazilian plastics industry hub of Camaçari, delayed the start of their morning shift by three hours on Thursday, Aug. 21, in solidarity with Huhtamaki workers in the United States.
Mexican steel company dismisses striking workers
CB&I Matamoros is carrying out mass dismissals in Mexico after 350 workers went on strike on 3 June for better working conditions. IndustriALL calls on the company to stop reprisals, reinstate the dismissed workers and respect freedom of association.
The Government Pension Fund of Norway must withdraw from Grupo Mexico
Napoléon receives the prize for his and Los Mineros’ brave and dangerous struggle for union rights, against the mining company Grupo Mexico and the Mexican authorities.
Steelworkers at Edmonton Steel Mill Ratify New 4-Year Deal
Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 5220 have ratified a new four-year agreement at AltaSteel Ltd., in Edmonton, Alberta.
RPT-Turkish mine disaster highlights gaps in safety regulation
Taner Yildirim was never surprised when safety inspectors turned up at the Soma mine in eastern Turkey, where 301 miners were killed this month just weeks after inspectors gave it a clean bill of health. He said he always had plenty of warning.
Bureau of International Labor Affairs
The Bureau of International Labor Affairs leads the U.S. Department of Labor’s efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global economy.
IndustriALL Global Union
IndustriALL Global Union represents 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors and is a new force in global solidarity taking up the fight for better working conditions and trade union rights around the world.
Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights is a human rights organization dedicated to the promotion and defense of internationally recognized worker rights in the global economy.
To tackle the enormous challenges workers face in the global economy, the (AFL-CIO) launched the American Center for International Labor Solidarity. The Solidarity Center assists workers around the world who are struggling to build democratic and independent trade unions.
United Students Against Sweatshops
United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is the nation’s largest youth-led, student labor campaign organization, with affiliated locals on over 150 campuses. USAS affiliates run both local and nationally-coordinated campaigns for economic justice in partnership with worker and community organizations.
Workers Uniting draws on the energies of more than three million active and retired workers from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland who work in virtually every sector of the global economy, and are committed to building global union activism, recognizing that uniting as workers across international boundaries is the only way to challenge the injustices of globalization.