Workers from the United Kingdom's Unite the Union and the United States' United Steelworkers continued their historic partnership this week during the USW's paper sector conference.
Members from both unions got together to discuss common issues and challenges and to talk about ideas for the unions' joint effort, Workers Uniting - the world's first global union.
During the conference, 30 councils made up of members representing 30 different paper industry companies elected a spokesperson to present their council's action plan and collective bargaining objectives to the entire paper conference.
In a move that shows just how far the Workers Uniting relationship has come, the MeadWestvaco Council elected Ian Eld - a paper worker from the UK - as their spokesperson. Check out his presentation in this short video clip: