Worker/Union Participation

The USW has negotiated Partnership Agreements with explicit rules and objectives in the Steel, Aluminum, Container, Mining and Rubber and Plastics Industries. USW contracts in other industries contain similar participative programs.

The ideas behind worker/union participation are simple:

USW members and our Union have a vital interest in making our workplaces more profitable and productive, but those efforts should not undermine our jobs, our standard of living or our Union. As a result, we work to ensure that any participative program includes:

Trained professional staff from our Districts and the international work with local union to: