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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 ...
USW Building International Solidarity
USW members and leaders are meeting with allies in Europe this week, building solidarity with other global unions as the USW’s oil industry unfair labor practice (ULP) strike enters its second week.
USW, Allies in Europe United in Fight for Safety at Oil Refineries
A delegation of striking refinery workers from the United Steelworkers (USW) will bring their campaign for a safer oil industry to Europe this week, meeting with allies from labor unions in the Netherlands and Great Britain.
USW Oil Workers at BP Refineries in Indiana and Ohio Join Unfair Labor Practice Strike
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that workers at BP’s Whiting, Indiana and Toledo, Ohio refineries are joining the union’s unfair labor practice strike against the oil industry that began on Feb. 1, after the companies failed to address ...
USW: Christie’s ‘Buy American’ Veto a Betrayal of U.S. Workers
The United Steelworkers (USW) today expressed its extreme disappointment with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision yesterday to veto a package of bills that would have strengthened the state’s “Buy American” provisions ... more
USW: 2014 Trade Deficit Puts America on the Wrong Path; Fuels Income Inequality & Job Losses for American Workers
International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today following the release by the Obama Administration of trade deficit statistics for 2014 in a report by the U.S. Census Bureau.
USW Oil Workers to Rally Nation Wide for Fair Contracts, Safe Jobs
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union will sponsor a National Day of Action for fair contracts and safe jobs throughout the oil industry on Saturday, Feb. 7, with plant gate rallies scheduled at 65 refineries ... more
USW Marks Black History Month by Celebrating Historic Labor Leaders
February is Black History Month. As we pause to celebrate Black men and women for their successes in science, literature and the arts, athletics, and civil rights, we must not forget those whose contributions helped shape our society ... more
USW Oil Workers to Rally at Shell Headquarters
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that Houston area oil workers will sponsor a noon rally at Shell Headquarters on Friday, Feb. 6, to show management that union members are united in their drive for a fair contract ... more
USW Calls EPI Report Clear and Convincing Evidence that Japanese Currency Manipulation Must be Addressed
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued this statement today following the release of a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) that highlights the negative impact that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership ... more
National Oil Bargaining Talks Break Down: USW Calls for Work Stoppage at Nine Oil Refineries, Plants
The United Steelworkers Union (USW) announced that it is calling for a work stoppage at the following US refineries ... more