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Medix Employees Join Steelworkers Union
The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that paramedics and emergency medical technicians employed by Medix Ambulance in Oregon and Washington have voted to join the union and its Health Care Workers Council.
Privatization Watch - April 22, 2014
Privatization Watch is a daily news blog covering stories and blogs on issues concerning Public Workers.
USW Local 1117 Members Rally for Their Families and Better Conditions
USW Local 1117 members rallied outside the RockTenn corrugated box plant in Mishawaka, Indiana, on Monday, April 21, 2014 to protest mandatory overtime and other work issues like the company’s desire to unilaterally change work rules.
NM governor sets off firestorm with attack on teachers
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, often mentioned as a tailor-made candidate for national office, set off a firestorm last week when secretly taped discussions revealed she thought teachers are paid too much.
Solidarity Rally at Crown Holdings’ Annual Shareholders Meeting
Strikers and community supporters from Toronto are traveling to Crown Holding’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia to confront the company’s CEO and shareholders. Join the strikers from USW Local 9176 for a rally on April 24.
April 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.
Ryan Budget a Wakeup Call for 2014 Elections
USW International Vice President Fred Redmond and progressive talk show host Leslie Marshall this week discussed Rep. Paul Ryan’s federal budget, a plan that would cut $5 trillion in spending from programs ... more
Fast for Our Future
The cold and snow aren’t stopping the brave UPMC workers fasting this week to shine a light on the hunger and sacrifice they and their coworkers experience every day.
SOAR and AAM working in Colorado to Keep it Made in America
Field Coordinators with the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Rachel Bennet Steury and Ken Poweski recently spent ten days working with SOAR activists in Colorado to educate ... more
District 10 Preparing Local Union Leaders through Building Power Training
District 10 Director Bobby “Mac” McAuliffe is inviting locals to attend a two day Building Power Training event to help them prepare strategically for contract bargaining.
District 10 Summer Family Bowling Tournaments
To all you high hitters or gutter chasers, District 10 Director Bobby “Mac” McAuliffe is inviting members and their families to a summer family bowling tournament
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.
State Legislative Highlights – April 11, 2014
Highlights of stories and issues from across the nation that affect public workers.
McCutcheon Ruling Hurts Working Americans
USW Assistant Legislative Director Roxanne Brown and progressive talk show host Leslie Marshall discussed the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the McCutcheon v. FEC campaign finance case, including the dire ramifications of more money in politics.
You Know What Doesn't Work So Well? Private Prisons
The myth put forth by private prison corporations like Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group that private prisons are cheaper than public prisons is shattered by a new report from In the Public Interest
Introducing the Next Generation Program to District 13
Next Generation coordinators Jennifer Irvin and Brandi Sanders have received the approval and support from Director Ruben Garza to kick off Next Generation with Local Unions in District 13.
Register today for the Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure in District 10
It’s official … spring has sprung, and the Race for the Cure is just a few short weeks away. The District 10 Women of Steel have a Race for the Cure Team. For information, contact Kelli Vereb.
Paper Workers Tour PCA Converter Plant in Pittsburgh
During the recent Paper Sector Conference held in Pittsburgh April 1-3, a group of paper workers were given the opportunity to tour at a Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) converter plant. The plant makes display, retail and corrugated packaging.
Pryor Challenges Unfair Steel Trade Practices
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today led a bipartisan group of senators on a letter to Commerce Secretary Pritzker regarding the surge of unfairly traded steel reinforcing bar or “rebar” into the U.S. economy.
Pass Unemployment Extension Now, USW Says
The United Steelworkers is urging members of the U.S. Senate to pass the emergency unemployment extension bill when it comes up for a vote. Click here for more.