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 Locals 971, 1471, 1972

480 members were locked out of their jobs by management at WestRock’s Mahrt Mill in Alabama on Oct. 6, 2022. WestRock management turned away workers from their jobs when they reported for their scheduled shifts, initiating the labor dispute against its own employees after management's persistent refusal during months of negotiations to bargain in good faith for a fair contract

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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.

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