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September Edition of the District 2 NEWS
USW District 2 News is a quick-read newsletter published to keep members informed of recent events in the district. Members are encouraged in providing news articles or events to the newsletter editor.
Sen. Booker Shines Spotlight on Steel, Trade
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) declared that a strong steel industry is an essential part of a healthy U.S. economy and pledged to continue fighting to strengthen it during a visit with USW members in New Jersey on Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Voting for Your Principles Is ‘Strategic Voting’
The following op-ed column by United Steelworkers National Director Ken Neumann appears in the Toronto Star.
Next Gen, WOS, Rapid Response Out in Force on National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 23rd was National Voter Registration Day, the largest one day effort to register voters. The United Steelworkers Next Generation members and others led the way on National Voter Registration Day. Click here for more.
USW Members from Local 2285 Participate in “Day of Caring”
Members of United Steelworkers Local 2285 in Auburn, MA took part in “A Day of Caring” project painting at a local community center, "Friendly House." Along with other members from the AFL-CIO, they volunteered their time.
Union Releases Statement About Sherwin Alumina Contract Negotiations
United Steelworkers, the union representing the employees of Sherwin Alumina as they negotiate a new contract with the company, spoke out about their negotiations on Thursday.
Next Gen Steelworkers Working to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
United Steelworker Next Generation Co-Coordinator and Chair for Local 10-00086 in Philadelphia were trying to find ideas to give back to their community. Jimmy Ford and John Beidler have been working with an active group of young workers ... more
District 10 "A Union that Works" Shirts
District 10 now has "A Union that Works" shirts on sale at the District Office.
Reynolds Negotiation Updates
This page contains negotiation updates for United Steelworker members working at Reynolds Consumer Products.
Scott Walker Commits Safety Offenses in Latest Ad
In Scott Walker’s latest ad he is seen standing in a big hole. What some people might not realize is the unsafe example Walker is setting for workers who work in this field.
Labor Movement Gets a Big Boost
MSNBC's Ed Schultz is joined by United Steelworker President Leo Gerard and Communication Workers President Larry Cohen to discuss kitchen table issues for American families.
Consumer Reports: Beware of Chinese-made Tires
Consumer Reports has tested several Chinese-made tires and found that while the price tag may be cheaper, they are no bargain. Click here for more.
Research study on shift work, sleep disorders and health
The USW is collaborating with the UCLA School of Public Health and UCLA’s Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program on a study to assess the health effects of shift work and shift rotation among USW members in the oil sector.
Grassroots Activism the Only Answer to Money in Politics
USW International President Leo W. Gerard and progressive talk show host Leslie Marshall this week discussed the role of money in politics and the ways ordinary people can help wrest control of the government from billionaire campaign donors.
Honorable Mother Jones Award to Steffi Domike of Local 3657
On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Steffi Domike from USW Local 3657 received the Honorable Mother Jones Award from the Pennsylvania Labor History Society. At the Pump House in Munhall, PA., President Gerard introduced Steffi’s work ... more
Steelworkers tell Apple to do the Right Thing with Workers
United Steelworker members in the Los Angeles region joined activists in Chicago with an event coordinated by Industriall over the firing of union activists by Apple in the Philippines.
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.
Going Local: Connecting the National Labs to their Regions for Innovation and Growth
A new report details how the Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories can improve their connections to their surrounding economies.
USW President and Members Defend Steelworker Jobs at ITC Hearing
United Steelworker International President Leo W. Gerard and members from Local Union 7263 defended Steelworker jobs in front of the International Trade Commission today in Washington, D.C.
“But it’s just a Mid-Term!”
As mid-term elections are approaching, we are once again faced with making choices about who will represent us. Often, mid-terms get set aside and deemed “not as important” as a presidential election.