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2013-05-23 16:20:29

PITTSBURGH, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard today wrote to Fernando Ferrer, Acting Chairman, and Thomas F. Prendergast, Interim Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), questioning its decision to use 15,000 tons of steel, all sourced from China, to rebuild the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) In the letter, Mr. Gerard points out...

2013-05-08 16:20:19

PITTSBURGH, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW International President Leo W. Gerard after the release of the report "Remaking American Security: Supply Chain Vulnerabilities and National Security Risks Across the U.S. Defense Industrial Base.": (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "It has been clear for decades that our national defense needs do not begin and end at the walls...

2013-05-03 00:20:37

PITTSBURGH, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) members at Wausau Paper's Rhinelander, Wis., and Mosinee, Wis., mills and the Thilmany mill in Kaukauna, Wis., today ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with KPS Capital Partners in anticipation of the private equity firm successfully creating the largest specialty paper company in North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) "We are proud of the leadership that our local unions...

2013-04-25 12:23:33

PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today a week of contract talks in Cincinnati with Goodyear have ended and will start up again in June. The current three-year agreement runs until July 27, 2103. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Initial proposals were exchanged and both parties will now begin the process of analyzing the offers and counter-proposals. Wages, health care and pensions top the list of...

2013-04-23 16:21:06

PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today denounced Caterpillar Inc. CEO Douglas Oberhelman's 32 percent compensation increase from $16.9 million in 2011 to $22.4 million in 2012 as shameful and unwarranted. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) USW District 2 Director Michael Bolton said that rewarding Oberhelman's job performance by boosting his already lavish compensation by nearly one-third in 2012, despite lower...

2013-04-22 20:22:23

PITTSBURGH, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) says the addition of Packaging Dynamics's Thilmany mill in Kaukauna, Wis., and Nicolet mill in DePere, Wis., to KPS Capital Partners LP's specialty paper project will bring investment and focus to mills and markets in the paper industry that still have untapped growth potential. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) This new project will bolster the long-term future of mills in a...

2013-04-22 16:22:13

PITTSBURGH, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union supports Timken Co. management's opposition to a shareholder proposal that calls for splitting the company into distinct bearing and steel divisions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) USW District 1 Director David McCall, who chairs the union's negotiations with Timken, said that the union has reviewed a proposal put forward by Relational Investors LLC...

2013-04-11 16:21:31

Continued Commitment and Hard Work Must Occur for Success WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President for the United Steelworkers (USW), released this statement on today's announcement by the Obama Administration that a 'Labor Action Plan' has been agreed to by the Guatemalan government to address complaints made by the AFL-CIO and six Guatemalan unions five years ago. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO)...

2013-03-28 20:20:49

ORANGE, Texas, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) members from Local 13-836 are returning to work Monday, April 1 after Firestone Polymers accepted this afternoon their March 25 unconditional offer to return to work. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) Negotiations will continue and Local 13-836 members will work under a contract extension of their 2008 agreement. The company or the union would have to give a written 7-day notice...

2013-03-21 20:23:53

PITTSBURGH, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers Union (USW) greeted today's announcement from Wausau Paper about the potential purchase of Wausau's Mosinee and Rhinelander mills and other non-disclosed assets with interest and cautious optimism. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) Wausau signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to sell its specialty paper business to a new company that will be formed and controlled by investment funds...