USW members ratify a four-year master economic
and security agreement with International
Paper. Other contract settlements are reached
with Domtar and Georgia Pacific box plants.
After earning more than $300 million in profits
over three years, Cooper Tire locked out 1,051
USW members at its Findlay, Ohio, production
facility on Nov. 28.
National contract talks with the oil industry involve
36 companies, including the nation’s largest
refiners, and 130 USW locals that represent
approximately 30,000 workers.
Corelle Plant Expands
International demand for USW-produced
Corelle dinnerware prompts World Kitchen
to spend $50 million on expanding a plant in