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USW Urges U.S. to Get Tough with Japan in Trade Deal
Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement after today’s address to a joint session of Congress by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.
USW Files Additional Charges Against LyondellBasell Houston Refining Over Refusal to Bargain and Implementation of Rejected Proposals
The United Steelworkers Union (USW) says LyondellBasell Houston Refining falsely declared impasse in talks with the union for a new contract and illegally implemented its rejected “last, best and final” offer.
USW Disappointed by Goodyear Intention to Build New Plant in Mexico
The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that the announcement by Goodyear Tire & Rubber to build its next plant in Mexico is disappointing but not surprising. Last year, the company announced that it was going to build a new plant in “the Americas.”
USW Urges House Panel to Protect Jobs by Rejecting ‘Fast Track’ Proposal
Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement after last night’s approval by the Republican-led Senate Finance Committee for full consideration in the Senate of the ... more
USW Opposes Fast Track Bill: It’s time for a New Trade Policy, Not More of the Same
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today following the release of legislation today by Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden and Congressman Paul Ryan to provide the President fast track trade ...
‘No Fast Track’ Capitol Hill Stage Event
Members of Congress will be speaking with labor and environmental leaders at an outdoor stage in the Upper Senate Park of Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Apr. 15 at 11:00 am in a call to action Lobby Day for 600 local union activists of the United Steelworkers
Granite City Steelworkers Take Jobs Message to Washington, D.C.
A delegation of United States Steel Corp., Granite City, IL., steelworkers are going to be in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, Apr. 15 to deliver 1,500 signed letters to U.S. Rep. Michael Bost ... more
AFL-CIO and Canadian Labour Congress joint statement on promoting trade deals that put people before profits
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), support and welcome trade and economic policies that create good, family-wage jobs, strengthen protection for ... more
Ohio Legislators to Discuss Resolution against Fast Track with Steelworkers
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that on Wed., April 1, rank-and-file union members and their elected leaders will join Rep. Tim Ryan and Ohio State Senators Capri Cafaro, Joe Schiavoni and Lou Gentile for a news conference ... more
Statement by USW President Leo W. Gerard: Leader Harry Reid’s Retirement Announcement
Senator Reid has had a distinguished legacy advocating for the rights and interests of American working families. He has exhibited that rare combination of being a hard-knuckled fighter for those who, all-too-often aren't represented in ... more
USW Message to Congress "Enforcing lousy trade laws doesn’t get you much to protect steel jobs"
Thomas M. Conway, International Vice President of the United Steelworkers (USW), yesterday raised the profile of how 5,500 laid-off steelworkers at U.S. Steel Corp. in five states, now view a renewed crisis in the American steel industry ... more
USW Praises Federal Loan to Fund Expansion of Alcoa’s Tennessee Factory
The United Steelworkers (USW) union today expressed support for a U.S. Department of Energy loan to Alcoa Inc. to help the company expand a Tennessee factory to produce lightweight aluminum for use in the automotive industry.
USW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Honeywell
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union has reached a tentative agreement on a new, three-year contract with Honeywell Corp., covering about 150 members of Local 7-669 who were locked out of their jobs ... more
Cross Border Training Continues for Members of Los Mineros and the United Steelworkers
Members of United Steelworkers District 12 and Los Mineros met in mid-March to share their fourth cross-border training event in Tucson, Ariz. The first training event was held ... more
Instructors at Robert Morris Vote for Union
The United Steelworkers (USW) congratulates adjunct faculty at Robert Morris University on becoming members of the Adjunct Faculty Association (AFA-USW).
USW Calls on Sherwin Alumina to Release Financial Costs of Lockout
The United Steelworkers (USW) today responded to comments made by Sherwin Alumina on March 9th regarding its financial and operating results.
USW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Oil Industry; Agreement with Shell Sets Pattern for Industry
The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Shell Oil as a pattern agreement for the rest of the industry.
ITC Votes to Proceed on Uncoated Paper Case; Preliminary Decision Big Step towards Restoring Fair Trade in Sector
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted today in the preliminary phase of its investigations of the trade case filings by four domestic companies and the United Steelworkers (USW) union against uncoated paper imports ... more
USW Marks International Women’s Day, Calls on Congress to Support Paycheck Fairness
The following statement was released today by United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard in recognition of International Women’s Day
USW Activists on Capitol Hill to Stop Fast Track Trade Deal
Nearly 100 activists of the United Steelworkers (USW) from a dozen key states will arrive on Capitol Hill today to join hundreds of other union members in meetings with Members of Congress to tell their stories about why Trade Promotion Authority ...