Releases / Advisories
USW Opposes Export of U.S. Crude Oil; Cites Resulting Job Loss, Other Factors
The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that it opposes export of U.S. crude oil because it would cost jobs at U.S. refineries, raise prices at the gas pump, decrease national security and increase environmental degradation.
In Honor of International Women’s Day USW Demands Family Sustaining Jobs for all Workers
The United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement today in recognition of International Women’s Day:
USW Testifies Before Senate Committee on President Obama’s Executive Order to Improve Chemical Facility Safety
USW health and safety expert testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today to support and offer recommendations on implementing President Obama’s executive order to improve chemical facility safety and security.
USW Supports EPA finalized Tier 3 Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards Program
The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today its support for the finalization of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards Program.
USW Congratulates Mexican Mineworkers’ Union on Election Victory
United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo W. Gerard congratulated the Mexican mineworkers’ union Los Mineros and its leader, Napoleón Gómez, on its union election victory Feb. 21 at the El Coronel gold mine in Zacatecas.
USW: Include Workers in Response to Leak at N.M. Nuclear Waste Facility
The United Steelworkers (USW) today called on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct full medical testing of workers and include the union as a partner in its investigation after a radiation leak.
USW Says Create Jobs by Ending Currency Manipulation
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement upon release by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) of a groundbreaking study that found millions of jobs would be created in the U.S.
DOC Preliminary Findings Leave Workers Exposed to Korean OCTG Imports
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) negative preliminary antidumping determination regarding oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Korea ...
Union to Host Food and Relief Drive for Laid-off Ormet Workers
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union will host a food and relief drive from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 21 and Sat., Feb. 22 for members of Local 5724 who are laid off at Ormet’s aluminum smelter in Hannibal, Ohio.
USW Demands Justice on Anniversary of Mexican Miners’ Deaths
On the eighth anniversary of a mine explosion that killed 65 workers in Mexico, the United Steelworkers (USW) called on Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto to respect the rights of workers.
USW Paper Workers Ratify Master Agreement with Resolute Forest Products by Overwhelming 4-1 margin
United Steelworkers (USW) members at four paper mill sites in Calhoun, Tenn., Catawba, SC, Coosa Pines, Ala., and Augusta, Ga., overwhelmingly ratified by a 4-1 margin a master agreement Friday ... more
Duties on Illegally Traded Chinese Steel Pipe Will Protect American Workers
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that it would maintain antidumping and countervailing duties on Chinese steel pipe imports:
Steelworkers Endorse Dr. David Alameel for U.S. Senate
The United Steelworkers (USW) today endorsed Democratic candidate Dr. David Alameel for U.S. Senate in Texas.
USW Members Strike to Protest Outsourcing Plan at Neo Industries
Twenty-two members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2003-15 at Neo Industries in Portage, Ind., will launch an unfair labor practice strike at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 7, in response to a plan by their employer to begin outsourcing truck-driving jobs.
USW Supports 'Government by the People Act' for Voters
Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today announced endorsement of ‘The Government by the People Act' (H.R. 20) introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD).
USW: Trade Deficit Numbers Show Failings of U.S. Trade Policies
Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), issued a statement following today’s trade deficit report...
USW Protests Corizon’s Dismissal of Jail Employee, Union Supporter
The United Steelworkers (USW) today denounced Corizon Health Inc.’s unjust dismissal of Sister Barbara Finch, a nurse and union organizer at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh.
USW Applauds Obama State of the Union Speech
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued a statement after President Obama delivered his 2014 State of the Union Address.
USW Expresses Support for College Athletes Players Association (CAPA)
The United Steelworkers (USW) voiced its strong support today for the effort by Northwestern University football players to secure union representation with the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA).
Steelworkers Offer to End Unfair Labor Practice Strike at Rotek
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that members of Local 8565 have in good faith offered to unconditionally return to work, thus ending their year-long unfair labor practice strike at Rotek, Inc.’s Aurora, Ohio bearings plant.