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2014-09-11 16:21:59

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today welcomed the news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corp of Engineers will approve mine expansion at USS Minnesota Ore Operations, Minntac. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The final permit will allow Minntac to expand mine capacity as well as adding an additional 16 years of mine life. This taconite plant currently produces 15 million tons of...

2014-09-10 16:22:10

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today in regards to the U.S. Department of Commerce final investigation determination on dumped steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico and Turkey. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Yesterday's final determination on dumped rebar is a mixed blessing at best. The Department of Commerce (DOC) made...

2014-08-18 12:22:35

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 4 Director John Shinn in response to Crestwood's proposed Finger Lakes liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage project: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "The USW is pleased to announce its support of Crestwood's proposed Finger Lakes LPG storage project. This project will create and maintain jobs, provide significant...

2014-08-07 16:22:07

Affirms Huge Victory for Producers and Workers Around World WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement on today's affirmative determination by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body in a U.S. case against exports of rare earth minerals, tungsten and molybdenum by China. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The WTO case was sparked by a...

2014-08-07 12:22:54

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the members of USW Local 3610-02 have ratified a new, three-year agreement with PSC Metals, ending the company's lockout after six months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO This week, the company's board of directors formally approved the contract, which includes economic and contract language improvements for the hourly workforce, and the USW withdrew unfair...

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...


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