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Steelworkers Join International March to Commemorate Slain Los Mineros Strikers
More than 100 members of the United Steelworkers and UNITE the Union joined thousands of members of Los Mineros on April 20 in a march to commemorate two workers killed by police in the Mexican town of Lázaro Cárdenas in 2006.
Global Safety: USW Works with Newly-Formed Omani Trade Union
The first day of the workshop consisted of Body Mapping and Hazard Mapping, small group activities using the Systems of Safety Approach, comparing Omani labor standards to ... more
USW President Discusses Fast Track and Trade on the Ed Show
Ed Schultz looks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, talks to Joe Cirincione about the Iran Nuclear deal and to United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Annual District 1 Bass Tournament
The Annual District 1 Bass Tournament will be held at Salt Fork Lake at Salt Fork Marina on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015. Registration will be held from 6:00 am to 7:00 am at the launch area ... more
Huhtamaki Pays Almost Half a Million Dollars to Union Busters in 2014
Huhtamaki paid almost half a million dollars in 2014 to an anti-union consulting firm to try to prevent its workers in the U.S. from organizing at its plant in Commerce, California and several other U.S. locations.
District 11 Rapid Response Delegates Arrive Home Educated, Empowered and Engaged
District 11 delegates enjoyed 3 days of speakers, panels and workshops at the Rapid Response Conference held in Washington D.C. from April 13-15.
Exporting Jobs, Importing Inequality
Look at what was once the proud heartland of our country’s manufacturing sector, and you’ll see the aftermath of terrible trade deals: lost jobs, stagnant wages, shuttered factories and devastated communities.
USW Locals in Tampa Stand Up and Fight Back with ESI Council
Members of the ESI (Express Scripts) Council met recently to work through some challenging and difficult decisions facing their members. The Council worked together, with strength and solidarity, to Stand Up and Fight Back on behalf of the locals ...
Incident Alert 04-22-15
On April 22, 2015 a contractor and two members of USW Local 9-738 were injured while working at the Riegelwood International Paper mill. The complete details are unknown at this time but the preliminary findings ... more
Back at the Bargaining Table
Representatives of Sherwin Alumina requested meetings with USW representatives last week in Washington, D.C., in an effort to re-establish a dialogue with the union.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Seen as Door for Foreign Suits Against U.S.
An ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and hurt their business, according to a classified document.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Clause Everyone Should Oppose
The United States is in the final stages of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free-trade agreement with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Singapore and seven other countries.
Monday Morning Minute
Monday Morning Minute is a weekly electronic newsletter that reports on safety issues, collective bargaining in the paper sector, organizing, arbitrations, community work, political work, and labor history.
USW Chemical Solutions
A newsletter for United Steelworker members in the chemical sector.
USW Applauds Pittsburgh City Council for Saying ‘No’ to Fast-Track Trade Bill
The United Steelworkers(USW) released the following statements today from USW International President Leo W. Gerard and USW District 10 Director Bob McAuliffe in response to the Pittsburgh City Council’s “Will of Council” resolution ... more
Celebrating 20 Years of Rapid Response
600 Steelworkers from as far east as New England to the west coast of California gathered in Washington D.C. this week to get educated, empowered and engaged in legislative battles that affect the working class of America.
We Have Your Back!
Sherwin Alumina’s illegal lockout of Local 235A members has entered its sixth month. Our members continue to stand strong against Sherwin’s corporate greed, and we remain committed to reaching a fair contract that ensures a strong future ...
District 11 Spaghetti Benefit Dinner for the Iron Five
United Steelworkers Local Union 11-00063-01, Specialty Minerals, SMI, located in Cloquet, MN , has been on a Unfair Labor Practice strike since January 1, 2015.
Democrats and Organized Labor Stand Up Against Secret Trade Deal
The details of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with 11 other countries remains a mystery and some Democrats in Congress are standing with organized labor to say NO to FAST TRACK.
Save the Date for Civil and Human Rights
The United Steelworkers want to remind members to save the date for the Civil and Human Rights Conference in Birmingham, AL from October 20-23, 2015.