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2014-04-23 16:23:20

Surging Imports of Rebar Nearly Doubled 2011-13 to Threaten Jobs PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today affirmed the preliminary determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce on rebar steel imports from Mexico and Turkey are unfairly being dumped into the U.S. market, threatening the jobs of American workers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO USW International President Leo W. Gerard said, "We are...

2014-04-14 16:22:03

40(th) Anniversary Forum commemorates Elliot Lake miners SUDBURY, ON, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - "The most important thing to come out of the mines is the miner," wrote Dr. James Ham in his 1976 Royal Commission report on the Health and Safety of Workers in Mines. The United Steelworkers (USW) shares that conviction, 40 years after Elliot Lake uranium miners went on a wildcat strike for better health and safety conditions. "Today all workers have laws to protect them, thanks to...

2014-04-12 08:20:03

MEDIA ADVISORY PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) and longtime ally the Pittsburgh A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) are proud to announce their collaboration with the Thelma Lovette YMCA and the Energy Innovation Center. This partnership will build upon the APRI's existing work force development program, "Breaking the Chains of Poverty," to promote access to exercise facilities among marginalized communities, as well as providing...

2014-03-28 12:21:51

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Panels representing the United Steelworkers (USW) who are job safety specialists will each present testimony this morning at public hearings being held by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in support of a OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) proposed standard to protect workers from silica exposure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The two USW panels will include workers from facilities where...

2014-03-26 12:23:24

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today said his union stands with the labor, faith, civil rights, community and business allies to applaud Democrats in the U.S. House Representatives for filing a discharge petition today that urges a vote on immigration reform. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "This is the year for action. The USW is committed to working with all elected leaders...

2014-03-17 12:22:31

Union Welcomes Opportunity to Work with Sen. Sherrod Brown PITTSBURGH, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW International President Leo W. Gerard on the career of West Virginia's senior Senator and former Governor, Jay Rockefeller, who will retire when his term expires next year. The USW will honor Sen. Rockefeller with a lifetime achievement award at a ceremony today in Weirton, W.Va....

2014-02-28 20:21:42

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today called on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct full medical testing of workers and include the union as a partner in its investigation after a radiation leak at a nuclear waste isolation plant near Carlsbad, N.M. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO Initial tests showed that 13 workers were exposed to radiation following the Feb. 14(th) leak. "The health and safety...

2014-02-24 12:22:04

Accidents Expose Deficient Safety at Refineries PITTSBURGH, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today demanded that management at Tesoro Corporation develop a comprehensive, cohesive safety program after an accident at the alkylation unit of its Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez, Cal., seriously injured two workers this month and applauded the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) for prohibiting the company from...

2014-02-19 16:21:09

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) negative preliminary antidumping determination regarding oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Korea: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "We are extremely disappointed with the DOC's negative preliminary antidumping determination because American workers are paying the...

2014-02-19 12:22:49

U.S. Congressional Members Send Letter to President Nieto on Worker Rights PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eighth anniversary of a mine explosion that killed 65 workers in Mexico, the United Steelworkers (USW) called on Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto to respect the rights of workers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "The leaders of the NAFTA countries are meeting today in Mexico on the anniversary of a tragic and...