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Delegates of the USW Constitutional Convention Donate a Truckload of Toiletries
On the final day of Convention, Mary Romans and Sam Phillips Local #4856 dropped off a truckload of toiletries collected by delegates of the USW Constitutional Convention to the local Shade Tree Woman's Shelter in Las Vegas.
US Settles with DuPont to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations and Protect Communities, Kanawha River Near West Virginia Facility
he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced today a settlement with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) at its Belle, W. Va. facility for eight alleged releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances
Director Garza Reviews Contract Negotiations with USW Local Union 235A
Members of Local Union 235A employed at Sherwin Alumina recently attended a contract negotiations update meeting at the Portland, TX Community Center. District 13 Director Ruben Garza spoke to the membership ... more
Brazilian Unions Stand Up to Huhtamaki
Workers at the Bahia unit of Huhtamaki Corp., in the Brazilian plastics industry hub of Camaçari, delayed the start of their morning shift by three hours on Thursday, Aug. 21, in solidarity with Huhtamaki workers in the United States.
USW Local Union Leader Presented the 2014 W.C. Young Award
“Today is not about me,” insisted veteran union leader Jeff Wiggins after he was presented the 2014 W.C. Young Award. “It’s about doing the right thing for working people.”
Steelworkers Join Rally Against Trans-Pacific Partnership in Bridgeport, Conn
When the Sierra Club and Global Trade Watch reached out for rally support from people or groups that oppose Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Steelworkers jumped in.
Health-care debate turned upside down in Arkansas
As of a few months ago, the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas, one of the nation’s most competitive contests, looked fairly predictable. On health care, incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor (D) would generally avoid the Affordable Care Act ...
Steelworkers picket Huhtamaki Waterville plant over contract talks
Unionized employees of Huhtamaki North America picketed outside the company’s Waterville plant Wednesday in an effort to draw attention to their inability to come to terms with the paper goods manufacturer on a new contract.
Local 338 Annual Backpack Drive to "Help Kids Succeed"
Women of Steel at United Steelworkers Local Union 338 in Spokane Valley, WA., once again conducted their annual backpack drive. This year with their "Help Kids Succeed" campaign ... more
Don't Put Our Communities at Risk
Workers at Honeywell’s Works facility in Metropolis need your support in their efforts to protect the communities surrounding Metropolis and have the company do the right thing.
Memories of the 2014 International Convention
The 2014 International Convention was held for four days in Las Vegas, NV., but the effects of this event will be everlasting for many Steelworkers.
Chemical industry using TTIP 'to attack precautionary principle'
The chemical and pesticide industries are using the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations to attack the EU’s use of the precautionary principle, says an adviser to the Greens/EFA groups of MEPs.
Monday Morning Minute
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Continual In-Depth News Coverage
Writers from International Headquarters and the Canadian National Office worked throughout the Convention to provide Steelworkers and their families with in-depth stories.
Nina Turner and Mike Michaud Address Steelworkers
On the final day of the Convention, a past steelworker running for Governor in Maine and a fiery congresswoman from the state of Ohio address the delegates.
Ken Georgetti: Union Advantage Is Undeniable
Steelworkers praised one of their own Wednesday – former Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti, for leading the way in changing the public conversation about the vital role of unions in building a fair, prosperous and democratic society.
Strong Messages from Two Influential Speakers
On August 13, the third day on the Convention, the United Steelworker delegates were treated to two powerful men in politics.
Establishing Activism After Retirement
SOAR President Bill Pienta talks about how, in 1985, President Emeriti Lynn Williams established the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR).
Declaration of Leo Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers
The United Steelworkers congratulate Napoleón Gómez Urrutia on receiving Canadian citizenship.
Senator Elizabeth Warren has our Backs
In her video address, Senator Warren reminded us of better times, times when unions were allowed to be powerful advocates for the working men and women.