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2013-10-08 12:21:10

BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 4 Director John Shinn in response to an unauthorized work stoppage by members of USW Local 8751 employed by Veolia Transportation as drivers for Boston Public Schools: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The USW does not condone the current action, or any violation of our collective bargaining agreement, and has...

2013-09-27 16:21:41

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama has announced the appointment of United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard and 18 others to the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee "2.0." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The president launched the AMP in 2011 as part of his effort to create good jobs and enhance the nation's competitiveness. The group encourages leaders in...

2013-09-24 12:20:32

Alliance for American Manufacturing to join Governor's office to address issues NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top leaders of the United Steelworkers (USW) confirmed being joined by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) and steel bridge fabricators in a meeting this past week led by the New York governor's office, plus public authority transportation officials to consider ways to support sourcing American-made steel and domestic construction products in...

2013-09-16 16:21:52

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) members at four Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) mills have voted by a 7-to-1 margin to ratify a new contract with the company. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The four-year master global economic and security agreement will cover about 1,200 workers at mills in Valdosta, Ga., Counce, Tenn., Filer City, Mich., and Tomahawk, Wis. "This agreement will allow PCA to...

2013-08-26 12:20:15

Posts $250,000 in Effort to Save 75 Jobs PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that the U.S. District Court in Roanoke, Va., issued an injunction on Friday against Covington, Va.-based Team Carriers for failing to live up to its contractual obligation to require the company that is taking over its business to hire its USW employees and bargain with the USW. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO )...

2013-08-22 12:21:35

Four-Year Agreement Improves Wages, Enhances Job and Retirement Security PITTSBURGH, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced that union members have ratified a new, four-year collective bargaining agreement with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company that covers about 8,500 workers at six of the company's U.S. facilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Steelworkers at plants in Buffalo, N.Y.; Topeka, Kan.;...

2013-08-14 16:22:02

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today expressed gratitude to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) for the August 12 citations issued to Republic Steel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The union filed a complaint with OSHA earlier this year over safety concerns at the steelmaker's Canton, Ohio, facility. The ensuing inspection resulted in citations for 24 safety violations. "We...

2013-08-09 16:20:57

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with AK Steel covering 860 workers at the steelmaker's Ashland, Ky., facilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The agreement, subject to ratification from the members of USW Local 1865, would be in effect for 18 months, through March 1, 2015. The current agreement is scheduled to expire on September 1. "This...

2013-08-01 16:23:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to this morning's announcement by the White House of a new Executive Order addressing chemical hazards that threaten workers and communities across the country, the United Steelworkers (USW) released this statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The USW applauds President Obama for taking bold action to protect working men and women and communities across the country from hazardous...

2013-07-29 16:20:23

PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Bridgestone-Firestone covering 4,500 workers at six facilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) The union and the tire company had been working since June on a new collective bargaining agreement. The previous contract expired on Saturday. "This agreement is a step forward for USW members," said USW...