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2012-11-09 12:21:48

CALGARY, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) and the United Steel Workers (USW), Local 1976, representing approximately 800 clerical and intermodal workers, today announced that a five-year contract has been ratified with 87% of the membership voting in favour of the contract terms. The new collective agreement begins in January 2013 and allows for wage increases of 3% in each of the next five years.  It also reflects changes that help ensure the CP...

2012-10-28 15:20:11

King stands up for workers, good jobs, education, retirement security BANGOR, Maine, Oct. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maine Labor Council of the United Steelworkers (USW) District 4, today announced endorsement support of former governor Angus King as an Independent who is the front running candidate for the U.S. Senate. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) The USW endorsement could be a deciding factor in the contest, coming 10 days before...

2012-10-19 15:23:01

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that workers ratified an agreement this week to integrate about 1,400 workers at 18 former Temple-Inland box plants into the union's master economic agreement with International Paper (IP), with 90% of the ballots cast in favor of the contract. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Overall, the union represents about 4,000 workers at 61 IP box plants, along with some 6,000...

2012-10-19 11:22:15

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) union is joining forces with civil rights organizations to erect billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin in an effort to counteract an anonymous campaign to intimidate voters and suppress turnout. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO The billboards, paid for by the Election Protection Coalition, will tell voters to "Stand Up and Have Your Say - VOTE" and "When We Vote, We Are All Equal."...

2012-10-17 15:20:27

USW drivers at five taxi units under Frias Co. owner reject seniority proposal LAS VEGAS, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,800 union cab drivers employed by the Frias Co., announced today they have rejected a contract proposal by 99.5 percent of a ballot vote held on Tuesday, providing strike authorization for the Local 711-A negotiating committee of the United Steelworkers (USW) that escalates talks for a labor agreement. (Logo:...

2012-09-28 10:22:32

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract with U.S. Steel covering more than 16,000 workers at its U.S. facilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The union and the steelmaker reached a tentative agreement shortly before the previous contract expired on Sept. 1, and voting was conducted by mail ballot over the past three weeks. Members ratified the contract by a...

2012-09-28 06:21:08

LIMA, Ohio, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union has made the strategic decision to end its current unfair labor practice strike against Husky Energy and has made an unconditional offer to return to work at the refinery, effective immediately. The union is now waiting for the company's response. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The union remains available and ready to continue negotiations with the...

2012-09-27 06:29:48

Community, Labor, Industry Effort for Buyers Advocated SNOWFLAKE, Ariz., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2688 'Union Committee to Re-open Snowflake Paper' issued a statement today over the Oct. 5 shutdown, urging Catalyst Paper Co. to cooperate with its workers in seeking a buyer for the facility. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) USW Local 2688 President Mike Popovich, representing the 200 production workers...

2012-09-24 10:21:04

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today in conjunction with the upcoming expiration of relief under Section 421 of U.S. trade laws from surging imports of Chinese passenger and light truck tires. In April 2009, the USW filed a petition under Section 421 of U.S. trade law calling for a response to a flood of passenger and light truck tire imports from China. (Logo:...

2012-09-19 06:22:31

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a Sept. 12, 2012 decision that affirmed previous findings that Carey Salt (also known as North American Salt) violated federal labor law numerous times in its ongoing negotiations with United Steelworkers Local 14425. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "North American Salt acts like a rogue employer," said USW District 13 Director Mickey Breaux. "It's...