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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...

2014-08-18 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 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)....

2014-07-22 12:21:56

PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today after the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to proceed on the USW's antidumping and countervailing duty petitions against passenger vehicle and light truck tire imports from China. The ITC's vote comes a week after the Department of Commerce (DOC) initiated an investigation on imports of these products per the USW petitions. The petitions...

2014-06-24 16:21:59

CANTON, Ohio, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today criticized the management of PSC Metals, a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP), for multi-billionaire owner Carl Icahn's refusal to negotiate a fair contract with the union or comply with the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO PSC Metals locked out more than 60 members of USW Local 3610-02 on Feb. 1,...

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...

2014-06-05 12:33:34

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that they have launched a campaign to urge state lawmakers to co-sponsor and pass Buy American legislation to require all NY State Procurement, such as the Port Authority of NY (PANY) and the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), to abide by Buy American rules in infrastructure projects. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO Contact Your Elected Representatives...

2014-05-23 12:20:51

PITTSBURGH, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today after reports of another win against China in a trade enforcement action at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This case involves the illegal tariffs imposed by China on exports of U.S.-produced cars and SUVs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "It is time for China to start playing by the rules. Since...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'