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USW at Inglis

Members of USW Local Unions 2900 and 4487 manufactured a wide range of products at John Inglis Co.: washers, dryers, water heaters and other household appliances; kitchen utensils; large industrial equipment, even fishing rods. At its height, more than 17,000 United Steelworkers at Inglis made Bren guns for the WWII war effort. For more than 50 years, our union improved the lives of the thousands of workers who passed through the company’s doors -- and improved the lives of all those in the Toronto area. The union at Inglis also produced some of labor's most impactful leaders. USW International President Lynn Williams was a worker at Inglis on the water heater line during the late 1940s and a life-long, dues-paying member. International President Leo W. Gerard represented the locals as a staff rep during the 1970s and 1980s during some of their toughest fights. In November 1989, the John Inglis Company’s workers made their last products. But the wonderful memories of Locals 2900 and 4487 and their members will last forever.

Rapid Response: We're Not Stopping

Rapid Response is the Steelworkers' nonpartisan grassroots education, communication, and action program that provides the necessary structure to inform every USW member about pending legislation concerning labor and work-related issues. Rapid Response provides opportunity for all USW members to have a strong voice and an active part in the legislative activities that affect their daily lives and allows USW members to fight back on a daily basis on issues that affect them, their families, and their communities.

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UnionHall: Website Building for USW Local Unions!

UnionHall is an internet-based system that allows USW local unions without advanced technical skills to maintain websites. Local unions must apply for the sites and once approved, have their "webmasters" attend an online training in order to receive UnionHall administration privileges and get started. It is an easy-to-use Content Management System (CMS) that allows locals to publish content like articles, photos, videos and links to social media on your own website. UnionHall sites are mobile-friendly and available at no charge to locals in good standing with active SteelWeb accounts. The sites can be linked to the USW’s main website to ensure updated content on local pages. To sign up for a site and training, visit: usw.org/localweb to get started on your application.

Goodyear: #USWMade NASCAR Tires

Inside every Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series tire is a name — the name of a Steelworker from Local Union 2L in Akron, Ohio. For 69 years, 255 of our brothers and sisters have made these Goodyear tires by hand, ensuring every tire shipped out of the plant is not just a quality product, but one that will keep NASCAR drivers safe during races as they hit speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour. Click here to read more about the hands-on craftsmanship and why “quality and safety over quantity” is so important. #USWMade

Not even a hurricane can stop the USW

Sisters and brothers in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, elsewhere in the Caribbean and along the South have been devastated by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath – some have lost everything. This comes on the heels of Hurricane Harvey that left members in Texas in crisis with months of rebuilding ahead. WATCH and SHARE this video that shows that not even hurricanes can stop us. And if you haven’t yet, please donate: usw.org/relief. #USWCares #StrongerTogether

Carrier, You Betrayed Our Country

On February 10th Carrier Corporation and its parent company, United Technologies, abruptly announced to its dedicated workforce of 1,400, that their jobs were headed for Mexico. This company has been highly profitable, raking in over $7 Billion in profits in 2015, enough to award the company’s president and CEO Gregory Hayes a pay package of $10 million. Sign the petition if you want to see good manufacturing jobs stay in the United States; http://usw.to/carrier