USW Cares: Thanksgiving Arrived for Locked Out Workers in Corpus Christi

Smiles were in abundance as locked out workers at United Steelworker Local 235A were presented turkeys and all the trimmings for a Thanksgiving meal at their local on November 24.

The 450 hard-working members were locked out on October 11 by Sherwin Alumina. Sherwin is owned by Glencore, a hugely profitable Swiss commodities giant that is the 10th largest corporation in the world, with net income of $4.6 billion in 2013. With alumina prices on the rise and production costs declining, there is simply no reason for this greedy company to demand cuts from the working families and retirees of south Texas.

This project is just one of so many USW's amazing members do every day to give back to our communities. If you or your local are doing good things in your community, we want to hear about them. Let us know and share video and photos at and use the #USWCares hashtag when you post your stories on social media. Don't forget to shout out @Steelworkers!

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