3M Workers Unanimously Approve 3-Year Contract With Wage Gains, Other Improvements

The 35 members who work in maintenance, production and the shipping department will receive 2.5 percent wage increases each year of the contract, which begins July 1, 2021 and ends July 1, 2024.

Southeast Chicago SOAR Chapter 31-9 Commemorates 84th Anniversary of Memorial Day Massacre

Chapter 13-9 launched a new video that tells the story of the deadly attack on workers that took place in 1937. They also held an outdoor gathering with guest speakers and a rose-laying ceremony at the memorial site.

Private Equity Firms Buy Two USW-Represented Chemical Plants

The ongoing pandemic negatively affected the world economy and slowed the pace of chemical company divestitures and acquisitions last year. However, deal-making started rebounding in the third quarter.

Minnesota health care workers hold picket ahead of contract negotiations

More than 100 health care workers at Essentia Health in Duluth, Minn., took to the streets this past weekend for an informational picket as they enter bargaining with their employer.

Local 12-652 Wins Major Wage Increases, Other Improvements at Idaho National Laboratory

The contract with Battelle Energy Alliance covers 24 different work classifications in maintenance and operations for about 380 members who work on the Advanced Test Reactor and the nuclear research and development side of Idaho National Laboratory.

Local 8-550 Workers Engage in Project to Help Community Development

Local members at the former Gaseous Diffusion Plan cleanup site are draining insulating oil from electrical components into rail cars that are then transported to a community organization that supports economic development in the region.

OSHA Provides Further Guidance on Covid-19 Prevention, Critical to Keeping Atomic Workers Safe on the Job

Retirement facility workers officially become Steelworkers

February Update from SOAR Director Julie Stein

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

Roy Houseman discusses infrastructure, job creation on the Leslie Marshall Show

USW Legislative Director Roy Houseman appeared on the Leslie Marshall Show this week to discuss President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and the opportunity to secure and create good, union jobs...

The Oilworker: June 2021

Click to read a message from the NOBP Chair.

USW Offers Resources For Members in the Chemical Sector

Click to learn about the resources available.

OSHA’s new emergency standard a big step, fight for worker safety continues

Last Thursday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for health care workers to protect them against the spread of COVID-19.

Members Produce COVID-19 Vaccines

Members of Local 10-00086 this spring joined the growing numbers of Steelworkers confronting the coronavirus pandemic head-on in their workplaces, this time by stepping up to help produce COVID-19 vaccines.

WE DID IT! A Pro-Worker Trifecta!

Leading up to Election Day, USW members helped contribute to Warnock and Ossoff’s wins by knocking on doors, making phone calls and writing postcards to Georgia voters.

Solvay Local Resolves Parental Leave Discrepancy

Local 14200’s persistence in resolving a discrepancy between corporate policy and site implementation is helping pave the way for other Solvay locals that may encounter similar problems.

New USTR Pushes ‘Worker-Centered’ Trade Policy

Katherine Tai, who took office as the U.S. Trade Representative in March, said today during the AFL-CIO's virtual town hall meeting that she looks forward to continuing her outreach to workers as she works to reform U.S. trade policy.

EPA Solicits Comments on Risk Management Plan Rule

USW locals and members can give their views on the revisions made to the RMP rule since 2017 at two virtual public listening sessions. Click for the details...

Young Steelworker Uses Union-Negotiated Benefit to Earn Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

Click to learn how USW Local 6115 member and District 11 Next Generation Coordinator Emily Bombich completed her bachelor's and master's degree using Tuition Assistance through the ICD.

Review USW’s COVID-19 vaccine recommendations

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said, once again, that companies could mandate COVID-19 vaccines as a requirement for coming into the office.