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Wayne Ireland was – in his own words – skeptical.
When notified that he was the 500,000th AT&T Union Plus customer, he found it hard to believe. “I thought they were trying to pull a fast one on me.
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 Local 1155L and Bridgestone Build Community Spirit
Giving back to your communities builds lasting relationships and deepens bonds within our memberships. For the sixth year in a row United Steelworkers Local 1155L in Morrison Tenn., in conjunction with Bridgestone Americas Tire ... more
USW: Huhtamaki Must Respect U.S. Workers’ Right to Organize
The United Steelworkers (USW) union today called on Finnish packaging conglomerate Huhtamaki to respect the rights of its workers and to meet with workers at its Commerce, Calif., site who have sought to address job-related concerns.
Giving Working Families a Voice
Tonight, New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will participate in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game – proof positive that you can perform peerlessly at your job while still taking care of your family at critical moments.
USW Chemical Solutions
A newsletter for United Steelworker members in the chemical sector.
Carolyn Williams Appreciates the Labor Movement, and is Appreciated by Union Plus
Thirty-six years ago, Carolyn Williams joined IBEW local 613 in Atlanta, Ga., as an inside electrical apprentice. Since then, Williams has risen to the position of director of the IBEW Civic and Community Engagement Department
Fixing our Nation’s Crumbling Roads and Bridges
Rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure should be a top priority for all Americans, as President Obama takes action to help fix our roads and bridges. Ed Schultz, Secy. of Transportation Anthony Foxx, and United Steelworker President Leo Gerard discuss.
Testimony of USW International President Leo W. Gerard before the International Trade Commission
On July 15, United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard gave testimony before the International Trade Commission Hearing on Tubular Goods from 9 countries.
A Resolution to Support U.S. Postal Workers by the West Virginia AFL-CIO
A resolution to support U.S. postal workers by the West Virginia AFL-CIO
Workers at the Huhtamaki Plant Elect a Representative Committee
Workers at the Huhtamaki plant in Commerce, Calif., elected a committee of representatives and asked management again to discuss working conditions. They also filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board on July 3.
Bobcat Company, USW Local 560 Celebrate Production of Millionth Machine
Bobcat Company’s millionth loader rolled off the line on July 12, marking a huge accomplishment for the company and for the more than 1000 USW members who work in Bobcat’s primary production facility in Gwinner, N.D.
One More Bay Bridge Flub: $1 Million Repainting Job Required
Crews are hard at work blasting away and/or painting over little steel particles which are now causing rust stains on the bright white paint of the one-year-old eastern span of the Bay Bridge.
Reynolds Negotiation Updates
This page contains negotiation updates for United Steelworker members working at Reynolds Consumer Products.
South African Union CEPPWAWU Supports Huhtamaki Workers
South African union CEPPWAWU issued a solidarity statement on July 2, 2014 in support of the Huhtamaki workers in Commerce, Calif., who are demanding changes in their working conditions and are forming their union.
TMC trainer receives 2014 Tony Mazzocchi Award from OHS
Terry Davidek was given the Tony Mazzocchi Award for his accomplishments in health and safety activism.
For paper mills and cogeneration, everything old is new again
The hulking pulp and paper mills built many decades ago in Wisconsin, Michigan and other Midwestern states have had their share of environmental impacts.
Supreme Court Endorses Freeloading
USW International President Leo W. Gerard and progressive talk show host Leslie Marshall discussed the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Harris v. Quinn, a decision that radically undermines union rights across the country.
Improving Rapid Response Through Training in District 13
District 13 Director Ruben Garza is looking for motivated members to assist in restoring the district’s Rapid Response program. District 13 Rapid Response Coordinator Andy Frye is available to provide training to all locals ... more
EDITORIAL: Is the Bay Bridge safe?
From its outward appearance, the gleaming new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is a marvel and an architectural wonder. But as we have learned since November 2011, its construction was troubled and oversight was deeply flawed.