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2012-09-17 06:20:39

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today praised President Obama for his commitment to workers in America's auto and auto parts sector by announcing a new effort to fight Chinese unfair trade practices. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) In January, the USW, joined by other unions, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown, Bob Casey, Debbie Stabenow and Congressman Sandy Levin, along with other leading members of...

2012-09-14 10:22:11

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a week of leafleting across Canada at Husky gas stations, a company office, a Husky refinery and the Lloydminster Heavy Oil Trade Show, United Steelworkers (USW) members and their supporters protested this morning at Husky Energy headquarters here to demand the company bargain fairly for a contract at its Lima, Ohio, refinery. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) USW Local 624 members from Lima...

2012-09-14 10:22:08

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today extended its congratulations to the members of the United Workers Union of Liberia (UWUL) who after years of organizing have achieved the first collective bargaining agreement with a mining company since Liberia's civil war forced the shutdown of the iron ore mines in the mid-1990s. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) In an August 30th signing ceremony in Monrovia,...

2012-09-10 06:30:38

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The family of a United Steelworkers (USW) member from Montpelier, Ohio, is one of thousands of families across the country already realizing the life-saving benefits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Diagnosed with liver cancer when he was just nine months old, Travis Turner soon exceeded the $1 million lifetime cap on his father's USW-bargained...

2012-09-08 06:20:18

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union has reached tentative agreement on a new, three year contract with ArcelorMittal USA on behalf of nearly 14,000 workers at 15 of the company's U.S. locations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) "After ten long weeks of difficult negotiations that continued past the expiration of our previous contract, the hard work of our committee has resulted in a...

2012-09-07 06:21:20

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at Siemens in North East, Maryland, today 15 workers voted for the United Steelworkers (USW) and 24 voted for no union. Two workers did not vote. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) "This result is not surprising, given the savage anti-union campaign conducted by Siemens and its hired union-busting consultants over the past six...

2012-09-04 02:23:46

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard sent a letter yesterday to the True Value Company requesting that it rescind the 2012 Supplier of the Year award in the lawn and garden product category from North American Salt. The union also is requesting that True Value urge North American Salt to change course by complying with its corporate parent, Compass Minerals', code of conduct. (Logo:...

2012-09-03 06:21:20

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today issued the following statement regarding the status of negotiations with ArcelorMittal USA on behalf of nearly 14,000 workers at 15 U.S. locations: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) "We have been exchanging proposals with the company and remain engaged in negotiations," said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. "Our members continue to work under the terms and...

2012-09-02 10:20:19

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union has reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract with U.S. Steel covering more than 16,000 workers at its US facilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) The union and the steelmaker had been negotiating since June for a collective bargaining agreement. The previous contract expired on Saturday. Members will vote on the agreement after they...

2012-08-30 10:22:16

HOUSTON, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) union believes fairness is dead at ExxonMobil and that it requires a proper funeral. In early July the company fired two Local 13-2001 officers--President Ricky Brooks and Vice President Mark Schubert--based on statements Schubert allegedly made during a new-hire orientation at the Baytown facility. Local 13-2001 believes the dismissals are an underhanded attempt to undermine the workers' union months...