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2014-04-14 16:22:03

40(th) Anniversary Forum commemorates Elliot Lake miners SUDBURY, ON, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - "The most important thing to come out of the mines is the miner," wrote Dr. James Ham in his 1976 Royal Commission report on the Health and Safety of Workers in Mines. The United Steelworkers (USW) shares that conviction, 40 years after Elliot Lake uranium miners went on a wildcat strike for better health and safety conditions. "Today all workers have laws to protect them, thanks to...

2014-04-12 08:20:03

MEDIA ADVISORY PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) and longtime ally the Pittsburgh A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) are proud to announce their collaboration with the Thelma Lovette YMCA and the Energy Innovation Center. This partnership will build upon the APRI's existing work force development program, "Breaking the Chains of Poverty," to promote access to exercise facilities among marginalized communities, as well as providing...

2014-04-09 16:22:41

PITTSBURGH, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "The Make It In America agenda focuses on the most critical economic issues facing our country today: Expanding production while creating and retaining jobs in America. Since it was announced, the agenda has helped provide hope to the millions of manufacturing workers,...

2014-03-28 12:21:51

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Panels representing the United Steelworkers (USW) who are job safety specialists will each present testimony this morning at public hearings being held by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in support of a OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) proposed standard to protect workers from silica exposure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The two USW panels will include workers from facilities where...

2014-03-27 12:23:40

PITTSBURGH, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued this statement today after the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced its decision reaffirming the right the of the United States to use countervailing duty law against China, while questioning the methodology used in determining margins in those cases. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Today's decision is a mixed result. On...

2014-03-26 16:24:07

Regional Director Calls Northwestern Players Employees, Orders Union Vote PITTSBURGH, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement from USW International President Leo W. Gerard in response to today's ruling from National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 13 Director Peter Sung Ohr declaring that Northwestern University football players fit the legal definition of employees and thus are eligible to form a union....

2014-03-26 12:23:24

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today said his union stands with the labor, faith, civil rights, community and business allies to applaud Democrats in the U.S. House Representatives for filing a discharge petition today that urges a vote on immigration reform. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "This is the year for action. The USW is committed to working with all elected leaders...

2014-03-17 16:21:32

WEIRTON, W.Va., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) today received the "Man of Steel" award from the Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute in recognition of his longstanding support for the domestic steel industry. Senator Rockefeller has announced he will retire when his current term expires in January 2015. For the past three decades, Senator Rockefeller has championed efforts to ensure the long-term viability of the United States steel industry,...

2014-03-17 12:22:31

Union Welcomes Opportunity to Work with Sen. Sherrod Brown PITTSBURGH, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW International President Leo W. Gerard on the career of West Virginia's senior Senator and former Governor, Jay Rockefeller, who will retire when his term expires next year. The USW will honor Sen. Rockefeller with a lifetime achievement award at a ceremony today in Weirton, W.Va....

2014-03-12 16:22:31

U.S. deficit up from imports; job promises, exports down WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) joined Members of Congress and private sector experts today in declaring the U.S. - Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS-FTA) has fallen far short of job promises and improvements in trade balances marked by the second anniversary of the trade law this Saturday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Government data,...