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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.
NLRB to Prosecute Tobman’s Western Cab for Unfair Labor Practices
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that Region 28 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a consolidated complaint against Western Cab Co. for bad-faith bargaining as well as for failing to notify or bargain with the union ...
Mexican Appeals Court Cancels Charges Against Napoleón Gómez; USW Lauds Definitive Decision Absolving Union
The United Steelworkers (USW) praised a Mexican appeals court decision that definitively quashes criminal charges against Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, President and General Secretary of the National Mine and Metal Workers Union, Los Mineros.
ITC Vote Puts Workers One Step Closer to Fairer Trade in Oil Country Tubular Goods
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today after the International Trade Commission’s vote on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) dumped into the U.S. market ...
International solidarity at its best!
Union workers at a Bahia, Brazil Huhtamaki plant stopped work for three hours during the morning of Aug. 21, 2014 in solidarity with Huhtamaki workers in the U.S.
USW Urges Federal Action to Prevent Racial Profiling
The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that ongoing tragedies in Ferguson, Missouri, demonstrates the immediate need for updated federal guidance and legislation to stop discriminatory law enforcement profiling.
USW: Maine Republicans Distort Michaud’s Record on Paper Jobs
The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 4 Director John Shinn in response to Republican attacks on U.S. Congressman Mike Michaud’s efforts in 2002 to protect jobs in East Millinocket, Maine.