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2014-09-11 16:21:59

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today welcomed the news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corp of Engineers will approve mine expansion at USS Minnesota Ore Operations, Minntac. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The final permit will allow Minntac to expand mine capacity as well as adding an additional 16 years of mine life. This taconite plant currently produces 15 million tons of...

2014-09-10 16:22:10

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today in regards to the U.S. Department of Commerce final investigation determination on dumped steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico and Turkey. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Yesterday's final determination on dumped rebar is a mixed blessing at best. The Department of Commerce (DOC) made...

2014-09-03 08:22:54

OTTAWA, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - What the seafaring industry fears the most may become a reality. The Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will have severe negative impact on Canadian Seafarers and the Canadian Marine Industry as a whole by opening domestic trade to foreign carriers, doing away with our Cabotage Laws. This is the most serious threat that we have ever faced in our industry. What: Press Conference to expose the lack of...

2014-09-02 16:20:39

OTTAWA, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - What the seafaring industry fears the most may become a reality. The Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will have severe negative impact on Canadian Seafarers and the Canadian Marine Industry as a whole by opening domestic trade to foreign carriers, doing away with our Cabotage Laws. This is the most serious threat that we have ever faced in our industry. What: Press Conference to expose the lack of...

2014-08-22 12:22:56

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today after the International Trade Commission's vote on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) dumped into the U.S. market: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Today's vote puts our domestic OCTG market one step closer to a level playing field for those products and the men and women who make them. It's been a long road...

2014-08-21 16:25:44

AUGUSTA, Maine, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 4 Director John Shinn in response to Republican attacks on U.S. Congressman Mike Michaud's efforts in 2002 to protect jobs at Great Northern Paper in East Millinocket, Maine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "The latest Republican attack on gubernatorial candidate and Congressman Mike Michaud is so full of lies and...

2014-08-18 12:22:35

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW District 4 Director John Shinn in response to Crestwood's proposed Finger Lakes liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage project: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "The USW is pleased to announce its support of Crestwood's proposed Finger Lakes LPG storage project. This project will create and maintain jobs, provide significant...

2014-08-07 16:22:07

Affirms Huge Victory for Producers and Workers Around World WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement on today's affirmative determination by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body in a U.S. case against exports of rare earth minerals, tungsten and molybdenum by China. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The WTO case was sparked by a...

2014-08-07 12:22:54

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the members of USW Local 3610-02 have ratified a new, three-year agreement with PSC Metals, ending the company's lockout after six months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO This week, the company's board of directors formally approved the contract, which includes economic and contract language improvements for the hourly workforce, and the USW withdrew unfair...

2014-07-22 16:22:13

Billionaire Icahn Still Prefers Fines to Medical Coverage for Locked-Out Steelworkers CANTON, Ohio, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that despite recent management changes at PSC Metals, a subsidiary of billionaire investor Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP), the company still refuses to negotiate in good faith with the union or comply with the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)....


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