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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...

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....

2013-12-06 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...

2013-11-14 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...

2013-11-12 12:22:14

Union Launches Website, Multimedia Campaign to Restart Ormet PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today launched a multimedia campaign via the web site, www.saveohiojobs.org, seeking elected officials, community leaders and members of the general public to sign onto a statement calling for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to use the power of his office to save over 1,000 family supporting, community sustaining jobs at Ormet's smelter in Hannibal....

2013-10-16 12:25:59

Illegally Harvested Wood Undermines American Economy PITTSBURGH, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) union today called for greater support for American lumber workers in response to a report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) demonstrating how wood is illegally harvested abroad and sold in the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The troubling EIA report highlighted the extent and...

2013-09-27 16:21:41

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama has announced the appointment of United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard and 18 others to the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee "2.0." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The president launched the AMP in 2011 as part of his effort to create good jobs and enhance the nation's competitiveness. The group encourages leaders in...

2013-09-24 12:20:32

Alliance for American Manufacturing to join Governor's office to address issues NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top leaders of the United Steelworkers (USW) confirmed being joined by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) and steel bridge fabricators in a meeting this past week led by the New York governor's office, plus public authority transportation officials to consider ways to support sourcing American-made steel and domestic construction products in...

2013-09-16 16:21:52

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) members at four Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) mills have voted by a 7-to-1 margin to ratify a new contract with the company. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The four-year master global economic and security agreement will cover about 1,200 workers at mills in Valdosta, Ga., Counce, Tenn., Filer City, Mich., and Tomahawk, Wis. "This agreement will allow PCA to...

2013-08-26 12:20:15

Posts $250,000 in Effort to Save 75 Jobs PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that the U.S. District Court in Roanoke, Va., issued an injunction on Friday against Covington, Va.-based Team Carriers for failing to live up to its contractual obligation to require the company that is taking over its business to hire its USW employees and bargain with the USW. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO )...