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2014-04-02 08:36:01

PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc., an affiliate of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), announced that it has reached a new multi-year labor agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), which represents the largest number of company employees in North America. The new agreement was passed by an overwhelming majority of the vote and affects more than 400 employees across five...

2014-03-28 12:21:51

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Panels representing the United Steelworkers (USW) who are job safety specialists will each present testimony this morning at public hearings being held by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in support of a OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) proposed standard to protect workers from silica exposure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The two USW panels will include workers from facilities where...

2014-03-26 12:23:24

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today said his union stands with the labor, faith, civil rights, community and business allies to applaud Democrats in the U.S. House Representatives for filing a discharge petition today that urges a vote on immigration reform. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "This is the year for action. The USW is committed to working with all elected leaders...

2014-03-17 12:22:31

Union Welcomes Opportunity to Work with Sen. Sherrod Brown PITTSBURGH, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW International President Leo W. Gerard on the career of West Virginia's senior Senator and former Governor, Jay Rockefeller, who will retire when his term expires next year. The USW will honor Sen. Rockefeller with a lifetime achievement award at a ceremony today in Weirton, W.Va....

2014-02-28 20:21:42

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today called on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct full medical testing of workers and include the union as a partner in its investigation after a radiation leak at a nuclear waste isolation plant near Carlsbad, N.M. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO Initial tests showed that 13 workers were exposed to radiation following the Feb. 14(th) leak. "The health and safety...

2014-02-24 12:22:04

Accidents Expose Deficient Safety at Refineries PITTSBURGH, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today demanded that management at Tesoro Corporation develop a comprehensive, cohesive safety program after an accident at the alkylation unit of its Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez, Cal., seriously injured two workers this month and applauded the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) for prohibiting the company from...

2014-02-19 16:21:09

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) negative preliminary antidumping determination regarding oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Korea: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "We are extremely disappointed with the DOC's negative preliminary antidumping determination because American workers are paying the...

2014-02-19 12:22:49

U.S. Congressional Members Send Letter to President Nieto on Worker Rights PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eighth anniversary of a mine explosion that killed 65 workers in Mexico, the United Steelworkers (USW) called on Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto to respect the rights of workers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "The leaders of the NAFTA countries are meeting today in Mexico on the anniversary of a tragic and...

2014-02-12 16:21:34

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that it would maintain antidumping and countervailing duties on Chinese steel pipe imports: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "With thousands of family supporting jobs at stake, we applaud the DOC ruling to protect American workers. When our international...

2014-02-07 16:21:29

GARY, Ind., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2003-15 at Neo Industries in Portage, Ind., will launch an unfair labor practice strike at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 7, in response to a plan by their employer to unilaterally begin outsourcing truck-driving jobs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The workers have been bargaining for a new contract since last fall with the grinding and chrome...


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