USW Chemical Workers Forge New Ties at International Conference

Kent Holsing, Doug Watts, and USW International Affairs Director Ben Davis joined 230 delegates from 45 countries for the three-day conference at the headquarters of IndustriALL affiliate Petrol-İş Sendikası in Istanbul, Turkey.

Small but mighty local committee collects 200 cards for union safety action

The group of members, who work at the MidMichigan Medical Center, flexed their activist muscles by collecting nearly 200 cards for the USW’s “Safe Jobs Now” campaign.

Local 7898 hosts joint labor-management training for nursing home workers

With workplace violence and abuse an unfortunate epidemic within the nursing home industry, Local 7898 President James Sanderson wanted to make sure workers had access to as much information as possible.

Redmond brings message of solidarity to Brazilian workers

Ventilation Creates Challenges for Workers at Underground Nuclear Waste Repository

Members of Local 12-9477 who work at the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant perform a great service to our nation but may be at risk because of a flawed ventilation system, according to the federal Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

Veterans of Steel Council meets for first time, establishes goals for USW vets

Click here to learn about our first-ever meeting of the new Veterans of Steel Council and how the union plans to serve its members who served our countries.

USW Atomic Workers Fight in D.C. to Protect Paychecks, Jobs

From the appropriations bill that sets the Department of Energy’s (DOE) budget, to the decisions the agency makes in how to spend that money, the union must fight to ensure members in the atomic sector are fairly compensated for their work.

SOAR Story: Jim Bickhart, District 4 President of SOAR Chapter 4-1

Jim served as a USW District 4 SOAR Coordinator for a number of years, and was elected to the SOAR Int’l. Executive Board at the 2008 SOAR Conference.

September Update from SOAR Director Julie Stein

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

ESI Council leadership changes and 2019 wrap-up

New leaders were elected to the ESI Council and met last month in Clearwater, Fla., to wrap up their work for the year.

Carol Landry Hands Off Leadership of Atomic Sector to Roxanne Brown

Retired International VP Carol Landry headed the USW’s nuclear sector and was chair of the Atomic Energy Workers Council for five years. The International Executive Board appointed former Legislative Director Roxanne Brown to Landry’s position.

The Oilworker: October 2019

Click to read a message from the NOBP Chair and gets links to the latest news from the industry.

September Update from SOAR President Bill Pienta

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

District 2 local bargains workplace violence language into new CBA

Though workers at Copper Country Mental Health in Houghton, Mich., obtained wage increases and pension improvements in their latest three-year contract, the benefit they’re most proud of bargaining is language regarding workplace violence.

Remembering Kip Phillips: A Leader, Mentor and Friend

The USW Atomic Energy Workers Council lost a great leader, mentor and friend when James Kermit “Kip” Phillips Jr. passed away Sept. 12 at Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Ky. He was just 12 days short of his 78th birthday.

It's Time to Put Workers First: Tell Your Representative to Support the PRO Act!

Sign our petition to tell the U.S. House of Representatives to bring the bill to the floor.

As summer ends, other journeys begin at district Women of Steel leadership trainings

While the end-of-summer heat pressed on throughout the Midwest, two more groups of Steelworkers turned up the dial on their activism by completing the Women’s Leadership Course this past August.

2020 MLK Event Details Released

The 2020 AFL-CIO MLK Celebration event will be held in Milwaukee. Click here for save the date info.

Slain labor activist Fannie Sellins commemorated in Pennsylvania

Local 1196, the Battle of Homestead Foundation, local historical societies and other activists, held a day-long series of events on Aug. 26, to honor a true Woman of Steel, Fannie Sellins, on the 100th anniversary of the fierce activist’s murder.

Monumental leadership changes for women in the USW

A new generation of leaders have stepped in to take the helm. Among them, the largest group of women to ever hold leaderships positions in the union at once.