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2013-08-23 16:20:56

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today welcomed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposal for a stricter federal standard governing workplace silica exposure. OSHA announced the proposal at a news conference today in Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Some 1.7 million U.S. workers are exposed to silica dust on the job and, over time, inhaling silica dust can lead...

2013-08-22 12:21:35

Four-Year Agreement Improves Wages, Enhances Job and Retirement Security PITTSBURGH, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced that union members have ratified a new, four-year collective bargaining agreement with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company that covers about 8,500 workers at six of the company's U.S. facilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Steelworkers at plants in Buffalo, N.Y.; Topeka, Kan.;...

2013-08-09 12:22:36

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today noted the upcoming fifth anniversary of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), landmark legislation that helps protect America's children from lead exposure and other safety hazards. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "Known toxins have no place in children's toys," said USW International President Leo W. Gerard reflecting on the act's passage in August...

2013-08-01 16:23:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to this morning's announcement by the White House of a new Executive Order addressing chemical hazards that threaten workers and communities across the country, the United Steelworkers (USW) released this statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The USW applauds President Obama for taking bold action to protect working men and women and communities across the country from hazardous...

2013-07-18 20:20:30

PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released this statement today from International President Leo W. Gerard in response to Gina McCarthy winning Senate confirmation to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "We are pleased that the Senate, after months of delay, finally confirmed Gina McCarthy as the next Administrator of the U.S. EPA. The USW worked...

2013-07-13 00:22:35

NY Sen. Schumer & Ohio's Sen. Brown Call on MTA to Reform Project Bids BUFFALO, N.Y., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) flagged yesterday's public statements and a joint letter by U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) directed at the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), urging the public agency avoid using steel from state-owned Chinese enterprises on future infrastructure projects. (Logo:...

2013-06-27 16:26:08

Serious Shortcomings in Workers' Rights and Safety Standards Cited PITTSBURGH, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that it welcomes President Obama's decision to suspend Bangladesh's preferential access to U.S. markets under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) in response to "serious shortcomings in worker rights and workplace safety standards in Bangladesh." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The...

2013-06-25 16:22:27

PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the United Steelworkers (USW) union applauded President Obama's commitment to addressing climate change and its dangerous effects. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The debate about whether or not climate change is real has gone on for far too long," said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. "It fails to adequately address both environmental and economic consequences. "We have...

2013-06-20 12:34:01

PITTSBURGH, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that its members have ratified a four-year master global economic and security agreement by an overwhelming margin with Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) that covers over 1,900 workers at 25 box plants across the country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The global agreement sets key economic and security terms and stipulates that during local bargaining, no...

2013-06-19 12:20:29

Finnish company fired workers who tried to organize, imposed company union PITTSBURGH, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent investigation of the Finnish auto parts company PKC in Mexico found widespread violations of workers' rights, including firing workers who tried to form an independent union and sexual harassment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), an independent labor monitoring group...