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2013-12-16 16:22:22

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) union released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) draft report on the August 6, 2012, explosion and fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif., that sent at least 15,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area to local hospitals: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The USW is very pleased to see that the U.S. Chemical...

2013-12-13 16:22:47

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement today in response to the Department of Energy's announcement of the recipients of the remaining $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit (48C) funds. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "America's manufacturing sector is the largest, most productive and technologically advanced in the world," said USW International President Leo W....

2013-12-11 16:21:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that a delegation from Local 5724 in Clarington, Ohio delivered approximately 9,000 petition signatures to Gov. John Kasich urging him to bring the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), American Electric Power (AEP) and Ormet together to negotiate a power supply arrangement that will allow the bankrupt company's aluminum smelter in Hannibal to resume operations. (Logo:...

2013-12-10 16:24:27

GEORGETOWN, S.C., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workers at Prince George Health Care Center in Georgetown, S.C., have voted by a more than three-to-one margin to become members of the United Steelworkers (USW). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The 88 new USW members at Prince George will join Local 7898, an amalgamated local union that includes hospital workers as well as steelworkers at ArcelorMittal's Georgetown plant, among others. The...

2013-12-10 12:23:09

Call for End to Four-Month Lockout PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers Local 5032 MEMBERS and their supporters plan to rally at the Neville Chemical Plant Gate at 4:30pm on Wednesday, December 11th. The rally comes as the lockout at the Neville Island chemical facility enters its fourth month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) More than 100 members of United Steelworkers Local 5032 have been locked out of their...

2013-12-06 16:21:20

Union Celebrates History of Progress, Notes Challenges on Safety, Fairness PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW International President Leo W. Gerard on the fourth annual National Miner's Day: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The USW is proud to count thousands of miners as members of our own union, and thousands more as brothers and sisters in the larger...

2013-12-02 16:21:10

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today issued the following statement regarding the acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA (Alabama) by a joint venture of ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT), Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The USW is generally supportive of the acquisition. This deal has the potential to bring several positive outcomes to the market, among them reducing...

2013-12-02 16:20:13

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- -- UAW-Ford will give inkless fingerprinting kits to plant employees to keep an identification record of their children -- For every kit given to an employee, another kit will be donated to the local community by the National Child Identification Program -- At least 225,000 kits expected to be given to families, including 50,000 kits earmarked for Detroit Public Schools UAW-Ford is joining forces with the...

2013-11-21 16:21:26

DETROIT, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The UAW and Chrysler Group LLC today unveiled an art show that recognizes multidimensional employees from the shop floor and celebrates the role of the creative process in manufacturing automobiles. The jointly sponsored 2013-2014 Artists at Work Exhibition features 92 pieces of art by 50 UAW-represented and non-bargaining unit Chrysler Group employees. UAW and Chrysler Group officials honored the employee-artists at a reception this evening at the...

2013-11-14 20:21:25

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today issued the following statement objecting to a preliminary vote by directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States to provide tentative approval for $694 million in federal government-backed export financing of the Roy Hill Mine in Australia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "Today's preliminary vote by the board of...