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USW Welcomes Napoleón Gómez to Pittsburgh
The United Steelworkers (USW) extended a warm welcome to Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, President and General Secretary of the National Union of Mine, Metal and Steelworkers of Mexico (Los Mineros), as he visited Pittsburgh last week.
Unions Fighting Inequality at Asarco Strike a Major Blow
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the unions which represent more than 2,000 hourly workers at five Asarco locations in Arizona and Texas won a multimillion dollar arbitration award for hundreds of employees ... more
Sherwin Refuses to End Lockout
The United Steelworkers released the following statement today from USW District 13 Sub-Director Ben Lilienfeld after bargaining resumed yesterday and today between the USW and Sherwin Alumina. No further negotiating sessions are scheduled at this time.
USW, Global Allies Rally in London, Demand End to Glencore Labor Abuses
A delegation from United Steelworkers (USW) Local 235A joined the union’s international allies in London today for a demonstration outside the headquarters of Sherwin Alumina’s corporate owner, global mining giant Glencore.
USW Raises Renewed Concerns about WTO Appellate Body Decisions on U.S. Countervailing Duty Measures
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard today expressed deep concern with the WTO Appellate Body and especially its continuing interference in the administration of U.S. trade remedy laws through interpretations of WTO agreements.
USW: Chamber ‘Honor’ for Sherwin a Slap in the Face to Entire Community
United Steelworkers (USW) Local 235A released the following statement today from Local 235A Vice President Rey Hererra in response to the Portland, Texas, Chamber of Commerce naming Sherwin Alumina its “Member of the Month.”
Monday rally gives voice to taxi drivers at Boston City Council
At 12:00 Noon, the Boston Taxi Drivers Association (BTDA) will hold a rally on City Hall Plaza to demand un-licensed Uber, Lyft and other illegal vehicles for hire be taken off the streets.
USW Applauds International Trade Commission for Continuing Investigation of Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey
The United Steelworkers (USW) union said today that the International Trade Commission (ITC) took the correct action in voting to continue investigating antidumping and countervailing duties on Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey.
USW Statement on Grand Jury Verdict in Ferguson, Mo.
This statement was released today by United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard ... more
USW Commends Preliminary Findings by Commerce Dept. In Trade Case Against Imports of Vehicle Tires from China
USW International President Leo W. Gerard today cited support for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s preliminary determination in the countervailing duty investigation on imports from China of Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck tires.
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