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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.
Honeywell/USW Negotiations Resume
Negotiations resumed today between Honeywell Inc. and United Steelworkers 7-669 over the terms of a new labor agreement at the Metropolis, IL uranium conversion facility.
USW Announces Support of Crestwood’s Finger Lakes LPG Storage Project
The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 4 Director John Shinn in response to Crestwood’s proposed Finger Lakes liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage project ...
Foley Doubles Down on Blaming Workers, Officials for Fusion Paperboard Closure
The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 4 Director John Shinn after gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley doubled down on his false assertion that workers, town officials ... more
USW Convention in Las Vegas: Aug. 11-Aug. 14
More than 2,500 elected United Steelworkers (USW) local union leaders from across North America will be gathering under the banner, “A Union That Works,” joined by top international officers and executive board members
USW Gets WTO Rare Earths Ruling on China’s Export Restraints
Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement on today’s affirmative determination by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body in a U.S. case ... more
Steelworkers Ratify Contract at PSC Metals, Ending Lockout
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the members of USW Local 3610-02 have ratified a new, three-year agreement with PSC Metals, ending the company’s lockout after six months.
USW: Fiber Glass Industries Closure a Direct Result of Unfair Trade Policies
The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 4 Sub-Director Richard Knowles in response to the announcement that Fiber Glass Industries Inc. will close two plants in Amsterdam, N.Y.