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2014-06-23 12:29:26

PITTSBURGH, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the United Steelworkers (USW) announced that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will remain the health insurance provider for its staff personnel and for those Steelworkers who are covered by Highmark through various USW- sponsored plans. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "It was an easy decision to keep covering our staff, their families and our members who rely on Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield,"...

2014-06-07 00:20:28

PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) union members, in a secret ballot vote, have ratified a new five-year labor agreement with Alcoa covering some 6,000 workers at 11 U.S. locations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The agreement provides for a ratification bonus of $1,000 and general wage increases averaging $3.22 per hour, or 14.2 percent, over the contract. The contract preserves active and retiree health care...

2014-06-03 12:20:43

PITTSBURGH, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released by the United Steelworkers (USW) in conjunction with today's filing of an antidumping and countervailing duty case against passenger and light truck tires from China. The case alleges massive dumping and substantial subsidization of sales of these products by China into the U.S. market. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Unfairly priced imports of tires from China have...

2014-05-16 12:23:45

PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today lauded a bipartisan group of 57 Senators for urging Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to thoroughly investigate the dumping of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) steel pipe in the U.S. market by South Korea. This support was presented in a letter organized by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The letter to the Commerce...

2014-05-14 12:24:24

PITTSBURGH, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard will join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Steel CEO Mario Longhi on Thursday, May 15, in a visit to U.S. Steel's Irvin plant in West Mifflin, Pa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The three will meet with leaders from industry, labor, academia and local government from the Pittsburgh area, as well as USW members on the job at...

2014-04-25 16:21:15

Historic Vote a Victory for College Athletes PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today congratulated football players at Northwestern University for participating in the first National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) sanctioned union representation election of its kind. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO USW International President Leo W. Gerard said that players and organizers from the College Athletes Players...

2014-04-23 16:23:20

Surging Imports of Rebar Nearly Doubled 2011-13 to Threaten Jobs PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today affirmed the preliminary determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce on rebar steel imports from Mexico and Turkey are unfairly being dumped into the U.S. market, threatening the jobs of American workers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO USW International President Leo W. Gerard said, "We are...

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....

2014-03-17 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....

2014-03-10 12:22:50

PITTSBURGH, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that it opposes export of U.S. crude oil because it would cost jobs at U.S. refineries, raise prices at the gas pump, decrease national security and increase environmental degradation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "Lifting the ban would benefit oil companies that engage in oil exploration and production, but it would harm their refining operations that have to...


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  • A spider.
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