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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 ...
Illegal Lockout at Sherwin Alumina Costs Company Profits and Production
The United Steelworkers (USW) today responded to the annual results issued by Sherwin Alumina’s parent company, Glencore.
USW Cites Op-Ed on Oil Refinery Safety by Former Texas Judge Who Handled BP Texas City Explosion Litigation
The United Steelworkers (USW) union today said a newspaper column by former Texas District Judge Susan Criss strengthens the arguments the union has made throughout its one-month Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike in the oil industry.
Sherwin Owner Glencore Takes 2nd in ‘Worst Company’ Contest
Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 235A, along with a group of allies from unions around the world, delivered a ‘silver medal’ to Glencore today in recognition of the global corporation’s second-place finish in the 2015 Public Eye Lifetime Awards
USW to Expand ULP Oil Strike
The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that it will expand its unfair labor practice strike (ULP) by launching a work stoppage tonight at midnight at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.
USW: California Refinery Explosion Provides Further Evidence of Need for Safety Improvements
An explosion and fire today at a refinery in Southern California underscores the United Steelworkers’ demand for improved safety conditions to protect both workers and communities.
USW Marks the Ninth Anniversary of the Pasta De Conchos Mine Explosion
The United Steelworkers (USW) International Executive Board today issued the following statement: February 19, 2015 marks the ninth anniversary of the mine explosion at Grupo Mexico’s Pasta de Conchos mine in Sabina’s, Coahuila, Mexico.
USW Joins Global Day of Action in Defense of the Right to Strike
In a statement released today, United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard said that the USW will join the global trade union movement today in supporting the global day of action in defense of the right to strike.
United Steelworkers Win NLRB Appeal at Duquesne
The Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers (USW) is delighted by the unanimous decision of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to deny Duquesne University’s appeal opposing the adjunct faculty’s right to organize a union.
USW: Lockout Raises Safety Concerns at Sherwin Alumina
The United Steelworkers (USW) union has issued a report that raises concerns about the safety of workers and the community around the Sherwin Alumina plant in Gregory, where 450 USW members have been locked out of their jobs since October 11.
Illegal Lockout at Sherwin Alumina Costs Company Production, Productivity
The United Steelworkers (USW) today responded to the production report issued by Sherwin Alumina’s parent company, Glencore.
USW Applauds U.S. Effort to Address Chinese Export Subsidies
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard made the following comments today after the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the United States is pursuing consultations with China at the WTO ...