USW@Work: Volume 17, Issue 2


Page 4: USW Keeps America Rolling; Tennessee’s Bridgestone Workers Turn Out Some of the Best Tires in The World

Solidarity is visible among the Local 1155L membership in rural Warren County, Tennessee, where members’ families, schools and businesses all depend on the good wages that the USW negotiates in its contracts with Bridgestone.

Those wages and benefits allow workers to raise families and enjoy a quality of life that wouldn’t be possible without the union.

Page 10: New Leaders Take Office

Together – that was the theme International President Tom Conway returned to throughout his swearing-in ceremony as he began his second term on March 1 in Pittsburgh.

The quadrennial election and installation of officers – is a symbol of the fact that the USW is one of the few international labor organizations that holds membership-wide referendum elections for top offices.

Since the days of the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, it’s been one member, one vote.

Page 15: Shipbuilders Ratify Contract

Members of Local 8888, the USW’s largest unit of manufacturing workers, voted overwhelmingly in March to ratify a new agreement with Huntington Ingalls Industries that covers more than 10,000 shipbuilders at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.

Page 16: Members Will Lead New Organizing Push 

American workers are tired of the race to the bottom and are hungry for change, but they need a strong, unified voice in their workplaces to help bring about that change.

To help, the union will recruit and train workers to speak directly to their peers about how unions help – not only in the areas of pay, benefits, job security and safety, but also by raising the standard of living across entire communities.

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