Middle Georgia BASF Locals Use Building Power Training to Strengthen Communication Ahead of Negotiations

Locals 9-237, 9-237-1 and 9-2333 in Middle Georgia are using the Building Power training they received April 4-5 to strengthen their communication with their membership ahead of bargaining with BASF Corporation in September.

New contract for mail-in pharmacy workers at Express Scripts

After going five years with no wage increases, members of Local units 993 and 993-01 in North Huntingdon, Pa., have won major improvements in their latest contract with mail-in pharmaceutical giant Express Scripts.

Portsmouth Site Undergoes Changes

The former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site in Ohio, has weathered a wave of changes, including a possible new contractor, employee buyouts, an on-site waste disposal facility and the election of a former local union president.

The Oilworker: June 2019

In this issue: ESSO/UGL dispute in Australia continues past 700 days; IndustriALL demands shell address violations in supply chain; and the latest news from the oil industry.

SOAR Story: Roger Holmstrom, President SOAR Chapter 33-5, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

"SOAR has made a positive difference in my life; allowing me to keep in touch with some of my Brothers and Sisters from the mines and to help our retirees and our union whenever and however I can."

International President Gerard Talks Union Leadership Changes and the Fights Ahead with Leslie Marshall

USW International President Leo Gerard spoke with The Leslie Marshall Show this week about the leadership transitions that will be taking place within the union this summer as well as about the many issues he has tackled throughout his tenure.

Stat Facts: Members overcome tough negotiations in contract win at ARH

USW members ratified a new three-year contract that covers about 2,200 workers at nine Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) locations in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia.

Districts 12 and 13 rally for a FAIR CONTRACT NOW at Mexico Gas Summit

District 13 showed what solidarity is all about in San Antonio on Wednesday, turning out in force to support our contract campaign at Asarco.

May Update from SOAR President Bill Pienta

Click to read an update from SOAR President Bill Pienta that originally appeared in the May-June SOAR Connection newsletter.

Retiree Helps Fellow Nuclear Workers Apply for Cancer Assistance in Oregon

Over several years, Garry Steffy has led the charge in spreading the word about a special government compensation program for those exposed to radiation while working on the U.S. nuclear weapons program.

Gerard retirement among leadership changes

Our union today announced changes in its leadership as a result of a series of retirements. Click here for more.

May Update from SOAR Director Julie Stein

Click to read an update from SOAR Director Julie Stein that originally appeared in the May-June SOAR Connection newsletter.

USW Local 7898 Supports Smalls for Georgetown City Council

USW District 9 and Local 7898, Georgetown Steel located in Georgetown, SC is proud to support City Councilman Clarence Smalls.

Stat Facts: District 6 Health Care Activists Mobilize in Canada and Prepare for More Action

The District 6 Health Care Council convened in Ottawa last week for their bi-annual meeting and to rally in the streets in support of improving conditions for the nation’s thousands of health care workers.

Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Urging Passage of H.R. 5: The Equality Act

Click to read the letter sent by USW International President Leo W. Gerard to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Atomic Workers Raise Concerns to Energy Department Officials

Members of the USW’s Atomic Energy Workers Council met with U.S. Department of Energy officials at the group’s semi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss their sites’ working conditions and offered suggestions for improvement.

Stat Facts: First Contract at Teal Lake Offers Bright Beginnings; Thank You for an Amazing Nurses Week!

Read this week's Stat Facts for details about the journey to a first contract for the 29 members of Local 4950 who work at Teal Lake and to check out images from nurses week!

Bargaining update: Arconic targets security of members’ jobs, earnings, more

Click here for the 5/10/2019 Arconic bargaining update.

Time to Celebrate National Nurses Week

Click to read more about how we recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s millions of nursing professionals as we kick off National Nurses Week.

Safe Jobs Now: A national postcard action to address workplace violence in health care and social services is underway

Click the title to check out the latest Rapid Response Action Call.