Workers at St. Croix Chipping in Baileyville, Maine, officially become members of the USW

While bargaining the newly organized workers’ first contract took longer than expected due to pandemic-related restrictions, outbreaks, and exposures, the outcome was worth the wait. Click to read more...

Register for the 21st Biennial Convention of the Coalition of Labor Union Women

Active members of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) can now register for the AFL-CIO constituency group’s 21st Biennial Convention taking place online on October 7-9, 2021.

Be a part of our infrastructure bus tour + watch live!

We're taking our union on the road to talk about why we need to have big, bold investment to rebuild our communities and why it must be #USWMade. Click here to find out how to tune in live.

Solidarity Results in New Contract with Mississippi Polymers

Local 759L members at the Mississippi Polymers facility in Corinth, Miss., in July defeated their company’s proposed concessions to gain a three-year agreement that maintained their health benefits and raised wages.

USW Joins Call for Changes at CSB

The CSB suffered from major operating issues in recent years as a result of unfilled positions on the board and insufficient staff. Consequently, its backlog of investigations keeps growing and needed recommendations have been delayed.

USW Urges Revision of Risk Management Program

Hopefully, the EPA will begin its rule making process soon and weave the USW’s recommendations into a more robust Risk Management Program that better protects workers, communities and the environment

New Texas Law Regulates Aboveground Chemical Storage Tanks

Under the law, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will create new performance standards for large aboveground storage tanks that are located at or are part of a petrochemical plant, petroleum refinery or a bulk storage terminal.

2021 USW Cares, District 1 Jefferson Award Winner, Robert Ford

Tell us how changes in technology, automation have impacted your workplace!

Automation and other changes with technology have impacted workers in every sector for decades, including the health care industry. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has accelerated this...

August 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.

August 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.

USW International Affairs Director Ben Davis Testifies at Senate Finance Committee Hearing on USMCA

USW International Affairs Director Ben Davis on July 27 testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing marking the anniversary of the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). More...

Roy Houseman discusses Biden’s pro-worker agenda on The Leslie Marshall Show

USW Legislative Director Roy Houseman appeared on the Leslie Marshall Show yesterday to discuss President Joe Biden’s pro-worker agenda and the USW’s legislative priorities for the new Congress.

Nursing home workers secure wage increases amid coronavirus surge

As the coronavirus continues to surge in nursing homes across the United States, as well as in Canada, worker burnout and distress are at an all-time high.

Women paper workers talk shop, empowerment in USW webinar

The USW Paper Bargaining Conference hosted an inspiring and informative online discussion on Tues., July 20, about what it means to be a woman in the traditionally male-dominated paper industry.

David McCall discusses domestic manufacturing policy, potential on the Leslie Marshall Show

USW International Vice President David McCall appeared on the Leslie Marshall Show last week to discuss the importance of American manufacturing to meaningful economic growth...

Negotiations heat up in Southern California for Local 7600

Things are heating up at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, where members of Local 7600 have held a summer series of solidarity actions...

USW Members Support Space Exploration

Nine highly skilled USW members at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) use their expertise to help propel America’s spacecraft and rover systems across the solar system.

It’s Time to Pass the PRO Act! Contact Your Senators Today!

The purposes of the PRO Act are simple: to ensure workers can push for the changes we want to see at our jobs without fear of retaliation, and to strengthen workers’ rights to form a union and negotiate for those changes if we so choose.

Bishop Noa Workers Ratify First Contract

Workers at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba, Mich., ratified their first contract July 15 after a bitter, protracted battle to secure a deal.