USW Participates in Global Union Nuclear Meeting to Address Energy Policy

SOAR Story: Andres "Andy" Rosas, District 13 SOAR Executive Board Member

Members mobilize in Minneapolis for civil and human rights

Click to read more from the 2019 Civil and Human Rights Conference that took place July 21-23, 2019.

Stop Use & Product Recall! 3M™ PROTECTA® Cobra Rope Grab AC202D

3M Fall Protection has determined that the 3M™ PROTECTA® Cobra Mobile/Manual Rope Grab AC202D is incorrectly stamped for use with 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter rope on the exterior body of the unit.

The Oilworker: August 2019

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

July Update from SOAR Director Julie Stein

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

Activists talk workplace violence at USW Civil and Human Rights Conference

In a packed room in the Hilton Minneapolis, USW members last week discussed the epidemic of workplace violence at the Civil and Human Rights Conference.

Home-care workers mark 7th week of lockout by CarePartners

Seven weeks after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners, home-care workers and their community supporters rallied on the picket line on Thursday, July 18, in Sudbury, Canada.

July Update from SOAR President Bill Pienta

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

Health and Safety Reps Receive Training to Improve Working Conditions

In early June, sixteen health and safety representatives from seven different worksites traveled to Pittsburgh to learn essential skills to help them in dealing with U.S. Department of Energy health and safety regulations.

Stat Facts: July 22, 2019

In this week's Stat Facts: New leaders sworn into International Executive Board; CHC releases video on strengthening health care system

The Oilworker: July 2019

Click to read the latest news about the oil industry.

PBF Will Buy Shell Martinez Refinery

Shell Oil plans to sell its Martinez, Calif., refinery in the San Francisco Bay area to PBF for around $1 billion. Both companies announced the sale on June 11.

Robot Inspection of Phillips 66 Tank Foreshadows Greater Automation

Phillips 66 announced at the end of May that a robot successfully inspected the interior of one of their above-ground diesel storage tanks, enabling the company to inspect the tank while it was full. A task that typically requires a tank to be drained.

Oil Industry Prepares to go to Court over EPA Rule Allowing Year-Round Sales of Ethanol

The oil industry is fighting a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule issued on May 31 that allows E15 gasoline to be sold year-round across the country.

PES Workers’ Response to Fire Saves Community From Disaster; Company Announces Shut Down

Thanks to the quick thinking of USW Local 10-1 operators during the June 21 fire and explosion in the hydrofluoric acid unit at Philadelphia Energy Solutions, a dangerous cloud of hydrogen fluoride did not move over heavily populated neighborhoods.

Local 1355 scores bargaining win against health care giant

The approximately 65 Steelworkers, including licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants, as well as support staff including dietary aides, kitchen staff, and maintenance workers, faced off against their employer to win a new contract.

USW Submits Shareholder Proposals to Oil Company Annual Meetings

The USW continued its commitment to engaging companies at the shareholder level in 2019 by filing proposals at ExxonMobil, Marathon Petroleum and HollyFrontier.

Thank You: Honoring our retiring leaders, welcoming the new

Watch our video tribute to outgoing International President Leo W. Gerard, Secretary-Treasurer Johnson, and VPs Landry and Geenen.

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