Current Labor Disputes

Our goal is to reach an agreement without a labor dispute, but when employers attempt to erode decades of collective bargaining gains, undermine retirement security and compromise workplace safety, we stand together as a union to fight for our jobs, our families and our futures.

Below is a list of our current labor disputes, including ways you can take action to support them.


USW Local Union 3950

On July 2, our union siblings at local 3950 in Toronto, Ontario, were locked out by their employer, National Rubber Technologies (NRT). NRT demanded 63 concessions from the 47 workers who recycle scrap rubber (tires) into numerous accessories for the auto industry, including forced overtime, leaves of absence instead of vacation and other attacks on hard-won working conditions.


USW Local Union 13-243

On May 1, 2021, ExxonMobil locked out more than 650 Steelworkers at their Beaumont, Texas refinery and their blending and packaging plant to force the workers to accept a proposal which included major changes impacting members’ safety, security and seniority. Our brothers and sisters deserve to stay safe on the job. Having skilled, experienced workers operating the facility keeps communities safe.

Take action: click here to sign our solidarity pledge


USW Local Unions 886, 915, 937-02, 5252, 5613

On October 13, 2019, more than 1,700 union copper workers in Arizona and Texas began an unfair labor practice strike against Asarco. Asarco is a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, a multinational company with a long history of violating workers’ rights in Mexico and the U.S. Workers on strike at Asarco haven’t received a wage increase in more than ten years and the company is demanding major concessions on health care and job security.

Take action: click here to sign our solidarity pledge.