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2014-08-07 16:22:07

Affirms Huge Victory for Producers and Workers Around World WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement on today's affirmative determination by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body in a U.S. case against exports of rare earth minerals, tungsten and molybdenum by China. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The WTO case was sparked by a...

2014-07-22 12:21:56

PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today after the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to proceed on the USW's antidumping and countervailing duty petitions against passenger vehicle and light truck tire imports from China. The ITC's vote comes a week after the Department of Commerce (DOC) initiated an investigation on imports of these products per the USW petitions. The petitions...

2014-06-23 12:29:26

PITTSBURGH, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the United Steelworkers (USW) announced that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will remain the health insurance provider for its staff personnel and for those Steelworkers who are covered by Highmark through various USW- sponsored plans. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "It was an easy decision to keep covering our staff, their families and our members who rely on Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield,"...

2014-06-07 00:20:28

PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) union members, in a secret ballot vote, have ratified a new five-year labor agreement with Alcoa covering some 6,000 workers at 11 U.S. locations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The agreement provides for a ratification bonus of $1,000 and general wage increases averaging $3.22 per hour, or 14.2 percent, over the contract. The contract preserves active and retiree health care...

2014-06-03 12:20:43

PITTSBURGH, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released by the United Steelworkers (USW) in conjunction with today's filing of an antidumping and countervailing duty case against passenger and light truck tires from China. The case alleges massive dumping and substantial subsidization of sales of these products by China into the U.S. market. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Unfairly priced imports of tires from China have...

2014-05-23 12:20:51

PITTSBURGH, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today after reports of another win against China in a trade enforcement action at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This case involves the illegal tariffs imposed by China on exports of U.S.-produced cars and SUVs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "It is time for China to start playing by the rules. Since...

2014-05-16 12:23:45

PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today lauded a bipartisan group of 57 Senators for urging Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to thoroughly investigate the dumping of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) steel pipe in the U.S. market by South Korea. This support was presented in a letter organized by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The letter to the Commerce...

2014-05-14 12:24:24

PITTSBURGH, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard will join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Steel CEO Mario Longhi on Thursday, May 15, in a visit to U.S. Steel's Irvin plant in West Mifflin, Pa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The three will meet with leaders from industry, labor, academia and local government from the Pittsburgh area, as well as USW members on the job at...

2014-04-25 16:21:15

Historic Vote a Victory for College Athletes PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today congratulated football players at Northwestern University for participating in the first National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) sanctioned union representation election of its kind. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO USW International President Leo W. Gerard said that players and organizers from the College Athletes Players...

2014-04-12 08:20:03

MEDIA ADVISORY PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) and longtime ally the Pittsburgh A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) are proud to announce their collaboration with the Thelma Lovette YMCA and the Energy Innovation Center. This partnership will build upon the APRI's existing work force development program, "Breaking the Chains of Poverty," to promote access to exercise facilities among marginalized communities, as well as providing...


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