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2014-07-22 16:22:13

Billionaire Icahn Still Prefers Fines to Medical Coverage for Locked-Out Steelworkers CANTON, Ohio, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that despite recent management changes at PSC Metals, a subsidiary of billionaire investor Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP), the company still refuses to negotiate in good faith with the union or comply with the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)....

2014-07-22 12:21:56

PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today after the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to proceed on the USW's antidumping and countervailing duty petitions against passenger vehicle and light truck tire imports from China. The ITC's vote comes a week after the Department of Commerce (DOC) initiated an investigation on imports of these products per the USW petitions. The petitions...

2014-07-11 16:21:46

PITTSBURGH, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Commerce made its decision to impose dumping margins against South Korean oil country tubular goods (OCTG) dumped into the United States: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "With this decision, the U.S. Commerce Department listened to thousands of hard-working Americans and took a...

2014-06-24 16:21:59

CANTON, Ohio, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today criticized the management of PSC Metals, a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP), for multi-billionaire owner Carl Icahn's refusal to negotiate a fair contract with the union or comply with the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO PSC Metals locked out more than 60 members of USW Local 3610-02 on Feb. 1,...

2014-06-16 12:22:53

Activities will lead up to the White House Summit WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that it will join other American labor unions to focus on the challenges facing working families, particularly women, through a series of activities leading up to the June 23 White House Summit on Working Families. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO Activists and leaders from the USW Women of Steel and Next Generation programs...

2014-06-07 00:20:28

PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) union members, in a secret ballot vote, have ratified a new five-year labor agreement with Alcoa covering some 6,000 workers at 11 U.S. locations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The agreement provides for a ratification bonus of $1,000 and general wage increases averaging $3.22 per hour, or 14.2 percent, over the contract. The contract preserves active and retiree health care...

2014-06-05 16:29:03

UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust proxy proposal for separate board chair, CEO, supported by 61% of shareholder vote for second year. DETROIT, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Services Group, a national services supplier for nursing and rehabilitation centers, is under scrutiny by shareholders. Sixty-one percent of shareholders that cast votes in conjunction with the company's annual meeting on May 27 voted in favor of a proxy resolution calling for a separate chairperson...

2014-06-05 16:28:59

Eighty-four percent of shareholder votes cast support annual election of board members. DETROIT, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty-four percent (84%) of votes cast by shareholders at Dendreon voted in favor of a proxy proposal calling for annual election of board members, a strategy - which if enacted - would increase board independence and accountability. Dendreon is a biotechnology company that develops Provenge, an immunotherapy for prostate cancer. The shareholder proposal was...

2014-06-03 12:20:43

PITTSBURGH, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released by the United Steelworkers (USW) in conjunction with today's filing of an antidumping and countervailing duty case against passenger and light truck tires from China. The case alleges massive dumping and substantial subsidization of sales of these products by China into the U.S. market. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Unfairly priced imports of tires from China have...

2014-05-14 12:24:24

PITTSBURGH, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard will join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Steel CEO Mario Longhi on Thursday, May 15, in a visit to U.S. Steel's Irvin plant in West Mifflin, Pa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The three will meet with leaders from industry, labor, academia and local government from the Pittsburgh area, as well as USW members on the job at...


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