USW@Work: Volume 18, Issue 4


USW Mourns Loss of Conway: Steelorkers' President Spent 45 Years Fighting for  Justice for Workers

International President Tom Conway – who dedicated his life to fighting for USW members and their families at the bargaining table, on the picket line, in the halls of government and everywhere in between – died on Sept. 25, 2023, at the age of 71.

Known for his quick wit, formidable negotiating skills and unwavering devotion to justice and fairness, Conway served as the union’s president since his election in 2019, following 14 years of service as international vice president.

Read more on page 4.

REBUILDING AMERICA: USW Members Working to Replace Vital Cog in Nation’s Infrastructure and Supply Chains

USW Local 4-318 members are in the middle of a three-year project to replace a vital cog in the nation’s infrastructure and supply chains – the Point-No-Point Bridge, a railroad bridge that spans the Passaic River between Kearny and Newark, N.J., just down the road from Newark Liberty International Airport, the 17th-busiest cargo airport in the nation.

Continue reading on page 12.

Nurses Fight for Safe Staffing: Front-Line Health Care Workers on ULP Strike at New Jersey Hospital

Nearly 1,700 members of Local 4-200 who work as nurses at New Brunswick, N.J.’s Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) University Hospital launched an unfair labor practice strike this August.

Negotiations for a new contract began in April. Members began a strike in August after RWJ’s bad faith bargaining got in the way of the parties reaching agreement, including on the key issue of staffing.

Continue reading on page 20.

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