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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...

2014-02-03 16:25:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today denounced Corizon Health Inc.'s unjust dismissal of Sister Barbara Finch, a nurse and union organizer at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Corizon's revocation of Sister Barbara's security clearance last week came just two weeks before jail workers are scheduled to vote in a February 14 union election. Sister Barbara started...

2014-02-01 08:20:09

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said some 62 members of Local 3610-02 were locked out at PSC Metals, Inc.'s Canton, Ohio facility. The union has already filed an unfair labor practice charge against the scrap metal processing company for bargaining in bad faith with Region 8 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) USW lead negotiator Bob Andrews called on PSC...

2014-01-29 00:20:26

President's Focus on Jobs and Income Inequality is Cause for Optimism PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after President Obama delivered his 2014 State of the Union Address. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "President Obama made it clear that promoting economic growth and making sure that everyone shares in it is his top priority. His...

2014-01-28 16:22:15

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) voiced its strong support today for the effort by Northwestern University football players to secure union representation with the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) USW International President Leo W. Gerard and USW National Political Director Tim Waters joined Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and CAPA President Ramogi Huma at...

2014-01-21 12:21:36

Deal closed Jan. 21. Proceeds from sale will fund retiree health care. DETROIT, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Trust) is pleased to confirm that the sale of the Trust's equity interest in Chrysler Group LLC to Fiat North America LLC is complete. In a series of transactions, the Trust will receive a total of $4.35 billion in proceeds, of which $3.825 billion was received today. These proceeds will be used to provide additional funding security...


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