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2013-03-20 16:26:32

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers Union (USW) activists from Local 12-591 delivered 5,000 petitions this morning to Governor Neil Abercrombie, requesting his help in finding a buyer for Tesoro's Kapolei refinery. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The activists also requested that the governor appoint a USW representative to his committee that is examining the effect of a Tesoro refinery closure on the Hawaii...

2013-03-14 16:27:53

Long-term Pact with Owner of Newport News Shipbuilding Passes by 9 to 1 Margin PITTSBURGH, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) Local 8888 in Newport News, Va., overwhelmingly ratified a new collective bargaining agreement this morning. The 52-month contract with Huntington Ingalls Industries, the parent company of Newport News Shipbuilding, passed by an overwhelming 9 to 1 margin. It covers some 11,000 employees. (Logo:...

2013-03-07 16:20:12

Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement today after House Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Frank Wolf (R-VA) identified alleged security lapses at the National Aeronautics & Space Administration's (NASA) Langley Research Center at a press conference. WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Space may be the final frontier, but it is apparently already a target for espionage by the People's Republic of...

2013-03-04 16:20:57

The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today in support of President Obama's nominations of Dr. Ernest J. Moniz to head the Department of Energy (DOE) and Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. PITTSBURGH, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The USW strongly endorses both of President Obama's nominees to lead our government's Energy and Environmental agencies. They are eminently qualified to work with his Administration in reducing...

2013-02-25 16:23:38

USW District 7 Statement GARY, Ind., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement from Jim Robinson, Director, USW District 7, in recognition of the death last week of Stephen Skvara, 65, a retired steelworker activist, President of an Indiana Chapter of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR), and who served on the district SOAR executive board. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO)...

2013-02-19 16:22:19

USW Represents Majority of Workers at Refinery PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers Union (USW) today called on Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie to include the USW on a committee being formed to examine the closure of Tesoro's Kapolei refinery and its impact on the state. The committee will also examine coordinating efforts to save the refinery and other issues related to Hawaii's economy. (Logo:...

2013-01-18 16:22:31

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 15 years after joining the United Steelworkers (USW), 200 workers at Kentucky River Medical Center (KRMC) in Jackson, Ky., reached a tentative agreement on a contract with the hospital's owners. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The workers voted in May of 1998 to join the USW, but union-busting tactics employed by the KRMC's owners, Tennessee-based health care giant Community Health Systems (CHS),...

2013-01-11 12:21:08

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A digital application developed by the United Steelworkers' Tony Mazzocchi Center was one of four winning entries in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Worker Safety and Health App Challenge. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The DOL sought entries from companies, educators, labor unions, and individuals across the country for software designed to educate the public about improving health and safety in the...

2012-12-11 12:24:57

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) said that on Wednesday, Dec. 12, the union will sponsor simultaneous candlelight vigils at Barry-Wehmiller's corporate headquarters near St. Louis and the company's Angelus Can facility near Los Angeles, where workers were told last month that their jobs are being eliminated as the company shifts production to non-union facilities in Ohio. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The...

2012-11-10 00:20:15

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USW President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement after today's remarks by President Obama for action, not politics as usual: "President Obama declared today let's get to work on jobs and growth for the middle class. The United Steelworkers agrees and we stand ready to help. The President's election victory on Tuesday said voters want our leaders to pull together around the shared belief that working families need job and income...