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2013-06-18 16:21:55

Par Petroleum Agrees to Purchase Tesoro Refinery, Logistics, Retail System PITTSBURGH, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) Union applauded the sale of Tesoro's Kapolei, Hawaii, refinery, logistics and retail system to Par Petroleum Corporation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "This is wonderful news for our members, their families and the State of Hawaii," said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. "Now our...

2013-06-03 16:21:30

PITTSBURGH, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) union on Monday said that it would continue to fight the decision by the Department of Energy (DOE) to cease uranium enrichment at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant after workers received notices that layoffs would begin in August. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) About 1,100 employees at the western Kentucky plant, including 580 members of USW Local 550, received notices from...

2013-05-24 16:21:30

PITTSBURGH, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today blasted the decision by the Department of Energy (DOE) not to approve a proposed agreement among Exelon, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), U.S. Enrichment Corporation, Inc. (USEC) and Ameren that would have extended for eight months the enrichment of DOE's stockpile of depleted uranium tails at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO)...

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...

2013-05-15 16:22:09

Merkley-Brown Amendment Creates American Manufacturing Jobs through Buy America Provisions PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) lauded today's overwhelming support in the Senate, by a 60-36 margin, to pass the Merkley-Brown amendment (#866) to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This will ensure that federal taxpayer dollars used to fund water infrastructure projects under WRDA will be spent on goods and materials made here in...

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...

2013-03-11 16:21:07

PITTSBURGH, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard today pledged the USW's full support for the Flight Attendants Union Coalition, a group representing nearly 90,000 flight attendants campaigning to reverse the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) decision to allow knives in aircraft cabins for the first time since Sept. 11, 2001. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The decision to allow...

2013-03-07 20:21:48

U.S. Sen. Sanders, Rep. Peter DeFazio introduce bills to strengthen benefits WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers (USW) today released a letter supporting today's introduction of legislation by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) cosponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to strengthen Social Security by making the wealthiest Americans pay the same payroll tax that nearly everyone else already pays. (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...