People employed in non-union workplaces are – according to U.S. labor law, “at-will” employees, meaning that an employer may terminate an employee without reason. A primary benefit of a labor agreement in your workplace is to provide job security for rank and file workers. The United Steelworkers has qualified representatives who work hard to ensure our members get the best possible labor agreement.
- Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act In one last slap at working families before adjourning, Senate Republicans again blocked legislation that would help create jobs and push forward toward economic recovery. Policies to create new jobs and keep American jobs from moving overseas ... more
- Democrats turn to Manufacturing for Jobs President Obama and congressional Democrats -- out of options for another quick shot of stimulus spending to revive the sluggish economy -- are shifting toward a longer-term strategy that promises to tackle persistently high unemployment by engineering a renaissance in American manufacturing ... read the rest of the story
- Jobs More Secure with Duties on Chinese-made Tires The United Steelworkers (USW) welcomed today’s final determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for placing anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties on pneumatic off-the-road (OTR) tire imports from China.
- Data Shows 2.3 Million Jobs Lost to China since 2001 The increasing U.S. trade deficit with China has cost 2.3 million American jobs between 2001 and 2007, including 366,000 last year alone, according to a study released today by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). These displaced workers lost an average of $8,146 last year, a total of $19.4 billion, as they moved to lower-paying jobs.