Get Ready For Oil Bargaining Checklist!

We will be engaging in local and National Oil Bargaining in 2019 with mobilization activities prior to and during negotiations, so now is the time to prepare! Here is your checklist for you and your local unions to help mobilizing run smoothly:

  • Set aside money each pay period for your personal strike fund in case you and your coworkers are forced out on strike by the oil industry.

  • Develop—if not already completed—a Communications & Action Team (CAT Team).

  • Practice using your CAT team by handing out The OilWorker, your local union newsletter (if you have one) and local union information to each and every member during non-work hours in non-work areas (break rooms, plant gate).

  • Gather each member’s HOME email address so the local union can send out bargaining information.

  • Sign up (if you have not done so) for the oil text message list.

    Text the word OIL to 47486.
    When asked, type in your company name (example: ExxonMobil, Shell, Monroe Energy, etc.).
    *Standard message and data rates may apply. Click here for full terms and conditions.

  • Like the USW Oil Workers Facebook page.

Press Inquiries

Media Contacts

Communications Director:
Wayne Ranick at 412-562-2444

USW@WORK (USW magazine)
Editor Jim McKay

For industry specific inquiries,
Call USW Communications at 412-562-2442

Mailing Address

United Steelworkers
Communications Department
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222