Latest United Steelworkers Union Stories

2011-08-01 10:15:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following nearly a year of planning, preliminary meetings and then formal negotiations, United Steelworkers Union (USW) members from 13 different paper mill sites ratified a Master Economic Agreement with Georgia-Pacific, establishing the primary economic arrangement for the upcoming bargaining cycle. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "Because Georgia-Pacific is such a prominent employer in the industry...

2011-06-16 16:09:00

BEAUMONT, Texas, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers Union (USW) says the June 14 injury at ExxonMobil's Baytown, Texas, refinery shows the company must do a better job at handling process safety. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "Glenn Oviedo was seriously injured June 14 while operating a steam vent valve on the refinery's flexicoker, sustaining steam burns over 25 percent of his upper body," said USW International Vice...

2011-06-13 17:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two United Steelworkers Union (USW) local union leaders from the Paducah, Ky., and Portsmith, Ohio, nuclear facilities testified today before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power to advocate for measures that will create and save jobs, while raising revenue for the federal treasury. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Testifying were USW Local 550 Vice President Jim H. Key, representing 1,000 union...

2011-05-25 10:41:00

Questions linger about gender inequality and unfair treatment of female clerical staff in Baytown, TX facility DALLAS, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many high profile company executives, investment bankers and oil speculators may have been celebrating ExxonMobil's $30.5 billion profits in 2010, there was a decidedly different attitude among the Baytown clerical women and their fellow Steelworker supporters at the ExxonMobil shareholders meeting today. (Logo:...

2011-05-18 10:10:00

200 New Jobs Will Boost Local Economy PITTSBURGH, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers Union (USW) officials praised International Paper's (IP) decision to implement a project that could lead to the redevelopment of the Franklin, Va., mill. The union has worked with the company since the closure with the hope of developing other options for the site. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) USW International Vice President Jon Geenen, who...

2011-03-30 10:58:00

Company Earns $30.5 Billion in 2010 BAYTOWN, Texas, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ExxonMobil is denying a raise to clerical workers at its Baytown, Texas, facility despite earning $30.5 billion in 2010. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The United Steelworkers Union (USW) Local 13-2001 represents the 41 workers in the bargaining unit, all of whom are women. The union and the company began negotiations March 1 for a new three-year agreement. The...

Word of the Day
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  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.