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USW: Power Outage at Sherwin Plant Raises Safety Concerns
The United Steelworkers (USW) union is calling on Sherwin Alumina to release more details to the public after an electrical power outage at the plant that began on Wednesday, creating a potentially hazardous situation for the surrounding community.
Immediate Action Needed on Immigration: USW Says
USW International President Leo W. Gerard weighs in on the immigration issue, saying it's time for action.
USW Charges Honeywell with Illegally Locking Out its Workers
The United Steelworkers (USW) and USW Local 7-669 filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Nov. 10, 2014 concerning Honeywell Corp.’s lockout of its union members on Aug. 2, 2014.
USW Oil Conference Delegates Develop Proposals for National Oil Bargaining Policy
United Steelworkers (USW) members attending the National Oil Bargaining conference here this week developed bargaining proposals that will go to the oil membership for a vote before they become the union’s national bargaining policy.
Statement by Leo Gerard, USW President - Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Report Released by a White House Steering Committee
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard, issued the following statement today upon release by the White House of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) report. Gerard was appointed by President Obama ... more
USW Joins Petition for Duties on Welded API Line Pipe Imports
The United Steelworkers (USW) union has joined a petition calling on the U.S. Commerce Department (DOC) and International Trade Commission (ITC) to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on welded API line pipe imports from South Korea and Turkey.
AFL-CIO Leaders to Join Workers on Picket Line at Sherwin Alumina
Becky Moeller, Texas AFL-CIO president, and John Patrick, the state labor coalition’s secretary-treasurer, will join locked-out members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union on the picket line on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Sherwin Alumina.
U.S. Trade Commission Votes Duties on Rebar Imports
In a significant victory for American workers and producers of steel concrete reinforcing bar -- the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today found that the rebar industry was materially injured by unfairly traded imports from Mexico and Turkey.
USW Blasts Sherwin Alumina’s Intent to Lockout Workers; Offers to Continue Working While Bargaining for a Fair Contract
The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today after receiving notice from Sherwin Alumina in Gregory, Texas, of the company’s intent to lock out 450 workers today at 5 PM. The workers are members of USW Local 235A.
USW Paper Workers Ratify First Master Agreement with RockTenn
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that members of 61 local unions at RockTenn facilities across the country voted by a large margin to ratify their first-ever master economic and security agreement ... more
American, European Labor Unions Share Common Concerns at Dow North American Labor Council Meeting
Union leaders representing thousands of American and European workers employed at Dow Chemical and Dow Corning Corporation recently met in Pennsylvania to discuss issues common across their worksites.
Union Offers to Continue Working While Bargaining Contract with Sherwin Alumina
The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today on the expiration of the labor agreement between USW Local 235A and Sherwin Alumina in Gregory, Texas. The agreement covering 450 hourly employees expired ... more
USW Nuke Energy Workers Take Dispute to Honeywell Corp.
Leaders of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 7-669 were on the streets of the nation’s capital to give voice to their issues in the lockout of 150 union workers at Honeywell Corp. by demonstrating at the company’s offices and lobbying firms ... more
USW Commends USTR for Moving Forward Requirements for Guatemala to Abide By Its Workers’ Rights Commitments
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement after U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman yesterday announced that the United States will proceed with a labor enforcement case ... more
USW: Fair Contract with Sherwin Alumina Will Be Good for Workers and Community
The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement from USW District 13 Sub-District Director Ben Lilienfeld on the union’s continuing efforts to reach a new contract agreement with Sherwin Alumina in Gregory, Texas.
USW Supports Ranking Member Levin’s Call for Greater Scrutiny of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today following Rep. Sander Levin’s presentation of a report to the Council on Foreign Relations ... more
Strong U.S. Senate Support for USW Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Case against China; Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tire Imports Under Review
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today in conjunction with the release of a letter signed by U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (NC) and 30 other senators.
USW Lauds Mine Expansion at Minntac, Minnesota Ore Operations
The United Steelworkers (USW) today welcomed the news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corp of Engineers will approve mine expansion at USS Minnesota Ore Operations, Minntac.
USW Calls DOC Decision on Dumped Steel Concrete a Mixed Bag; Cites Need for Additional Funding for Trade Enforcement
The United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today in regards to the U.S. Department of Commerce final investigation determination on dumped steel concrete reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey.
Court Orders Novelis to Reinstate Worker, Stop Illegal Efforts to Bust Union in Oswego
A federal court has issued an injunction ordering aluminum producer Novelis to stop interfering with efforts to organize a union at its Oswego, N.Y., facility and to reinstate a worker the company had demoted for union activity.