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2013-12-10 12:23:09

Call for End to Four-Month Lockout PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers Local 5032 MEMBERS and their supporters plan to rally at the Neville Chemical Plant Gate at 4:30pm on Wednesday, December 11th. The rally comes as the lockout at the Neville Island chemical facility enters its fourth month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) More than 100 members of United Steelworkers Local 5032 have been locked out of their...

2013-12-06 16:21:20

Union Celebrates History of Progress, Notes Challenges on Safety, Fairness PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW International President Leo W. Gerard on the fourth annual National Miner's Day: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The USW is proud to count thousands of miners as members of our own union, and thousands more as brothers and sisters in the larger...

2013-12-02 16:21:10

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today issued the following statement regarding the acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA (Alabama) by a joint venture of ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT), Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The USW is generally supportive of the acquisition. This deal has the potential to bring several positive outcomes to the market, among them reducing...

2013-11-14 20:21:25

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today issued the following statement objecting to a preliminary vote by directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States to provide tentative approval for $694 million in federal government-backed export financing of the Roy Hill Mine in Australia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "Today's preliminary vote by the board of...

2013-11-12 12:22:14

Union Launches Website, Multimedia Campaign to Restart Ormet PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today launched a multimedia campaign via the web site, www.saveohiojobs.org, seeking elected officials, community leaders and members of the general public to sign onto a statement calling for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to use the power of his office to save over 1,000 family supporting, community sustaining jobs at Ormet's smelter in Hannibal....

2013-11-08 12:20:46

Multimedia Campaign, Website Urge Gov. Kasich to Take Action PITTSBURGH, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that Local 5724 in Clarington, Ohio will host an exclusive preview of the union's new "Save Ohio Jobs" video and website to support the union's campaign to restart Ormet's smelter in Hannibal at 11 a.m. on Tues., Nov. 12, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) In the coming days and weeks, the USW...

2013-11-06 12:24:03

MENASHA, Wis., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 2 Director Michael Bolton in response to Veritas Steel's acquisition of certain assets of PDM Bridge, including a plant in Eau Claire, Wis., where workers are members of the USW: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "This acquisition is a win-win for both the USW and for the future of the steel fabrication industry....

2013-10-30 16:21:54

MIAMI, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The campaign to end an eight-week strike against Crown Holdings in Canada escalated in a major way today, as the United Steelworkers (USW) leafleted the headquarters of Carnival Corporation in Doral, Fla., to protest the role of CEO Arnold Donald, who also is a Crown Holdings director. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The expanded campaign against packaging giant Crown Holdings is targeting all of the...

2013-10-21 16:22:52

South Portland Tank Farm keeps energy costs low; creates good jobs in Maine SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) in Maine announced today strong opposition to a ballot issue in November called the 'Waterfront Protection Ordinance (WPO).' (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) John Shinn, director of USW District 4, representing thousands of active and retired industry workers who support their...

2013-10-09 16:21:39

VERNON, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) is relieved to learn that an agreement between the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and Exide Technologies will allow the company's Vernon battery recycling plant to continue operating as work continues to address potentially harmful emissions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The USW hopes that this settlement will allow the 100 hard-working...