Current Labor Disputes

Our goal is to reach an agreement without a labor dispute, but when employers attempt to erode decades of collective bargaining gains, undermine retirement security and compromise workplace safety, we stand together as a union to fight for our jobs, our families and our futures.

Below is a list of our current labor disputes, including ways you can take action to support them.

STRIKE AT CPE AU JARDIN DE PIERROT and CPE TOUCHATOUILLE INC.

USW Local Unions 09291-02 and 07065-103

85 members in District 5 have been on strike since October 13, 2021 at two child care centers over better working conditions and wages equal to the responsibilities they assume.



UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE STRIKE AT HUNTINGTON ALLOYS CORPORATION/SPECIAL METALS

USW Local Union 40

Since Sept. 30, 2021, 448 Steelworkers have been on strike at Huntington Alloys Corporation in Huntington, West Virginia. 

These skilled workers showed up throughout the pandemic, ensuring continued production of critical supplies needed for national defense, aerospace and energy production. In return for their hard work, Special Metals which is part of a massive global company, sought to cut workers’ wages and benefits and take away critical seniority and safety protections.

The Huntington nickel alloys facility is the largest of its type in the world. While all industries were impacted by the pandemic, business at this site picked up and is going strong. These essential workers deserve a fair contract that honors their skill, sacrifice and seniority!


LOCKOUT AT EXXONMOBIL

USW Local Union 13-243

On May 1, 2021, ExxonMobil locked out more than 650 Steelworkers at their Beaumont, Texas refinery and their blending and packaging plant to force the workers to accept a proposal which included major changes impacting members’ safety, security and seniority. Our brothers and sisters deserve to stay safe on the job. Having skilled, experienced workers operating the facility keeps communities safe.

Take action: click here to sign our solidarity pledge


UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE STRIKE AT ASARCO

USW Local Unions 886, 915, 937-02, 5252, 5613

On October 13, 2019, more than 1,700 union copper workers in Arizona and Texas began an unfair labor practice strike against Asarco. Asarco is a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, a multinational company with a long history of violating workers’ rights in Mexico and the U.S. Workers on strike at Asarco haven’t received a wage increase in more than ten years and the company is demanding major concessions on health care and job security.

Take action: click here to sign our solidarity pledge.