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2012-05-14 10:22:18

PITTSBURGH, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bill set to come before the U.S. House would gut health and safety standards at Department of Energy (DOE) weapons sites and put workers at DOE facilities, and residents of neighboring communities, at greater risk of exposure to hazardous materials and radiation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard raised those concerns in a letter sent to Rep....

2012-05-09 10:23:56

USW Rejects Romney's Attack on Unions and President Obama As guardians of the middle class, we will expose Republican distortions and lies PITTSBURGH, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers (USW), today was critical of Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney's dishonest attack on President Obama and American labor unions in remarks he made at the Lansing Community College. (Logo:...

2012-05-08 10:28:00

PITTSBURGH, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that Congress needs to follow President Obama's lead in creating jobs by acting on a "To Do List" that would help restore middle-class security. In a speech today in Upstate New York, the President emphasized that Congress now has the opportunity to create secure American jobs by manufacturing goods for the international economy. (Logo:...

2012-05-03 06:21:34

PITTSBURGH, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today lauded the decision of the Mexican Supreme Court to restore legal recognition to Napoleon Gomez, General Secretary of the National Union of Mine, Metal and Steelworkers (Los Mineros). (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The Court's Second Chamber ruled 3-1 that the Mexican Labor Secretary acted illegally when he withdrew legal recognition from the union leader in 2008....

2012-04-13 10:20:41

Union Demands Investigation, Will File Charges PITTSBURGH, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today demanded an investigation of the Cascade Steel security guard who intentionally struck and injured a USW member who was picketing early Thursday morning at Cascade Steel in McMinnville, Ore. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) USW International President Leo W. Gerard said that the union will file an additional...

2012-04-09 10:24:00

PITTSBURGH, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement today on the death yesterday of Mark Ayers, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), AFL-CIO: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "We are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of Mark Ayers. BCTD President Ayers has USW recognition for his leadership and commitment to the...

2012-04-03 06:22:09

USW President Leo W. Gerard Again Requests FAA, FTC Investigation of Closures PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USW Local 10-234 President Denis Stephano submitted testimony March 30 to the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence about the threat to the country's national and economic security posed by the permanent shutdown of the ConocoPhillips Trainer, Pa., Sunoco Marcus Hook, Pa., and Sunoco Philadelphia refineries. (Logo:...

2012-03-16 10:21:17

PITTSBURGH, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today, following meetings with the leadership of the Arena Football League Players Union (AFLPU), announced that the union will provide key assistance to the AFLPU's drive to negotiate a fair labor agreement with team owners. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The union said it will provide support for expert attorneys specializing in this field and strategic advice to...

2012-03-16 10:20:05

PITTSBURGH, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that workers across America's auto parts sector continue to be threatened by unfairly traded auto parts imports from China and its policies that exclude our products from their markets. The USW lauds the 188 members of Congress who signed the Congressional letter, demonstrating broad political support behind intentions to stop China's protectionist, predatory and illegal trade practices....

2012-03-06 15:05:00

PITTSBURGH, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) International Executive Board today voted unanimously to support President Barack Obama for re-election in November. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "This is the right time to do the right thing for a man who has proved he is right for the job," said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. "The President has turned around an economy he inherited that was nose-diving...