Let Us Remember Those who are Laid Off, Locked Out or Walking a Picket Line This Holiday Season

The damage has been done … again. Once again, the band aid solutions have come too little, too late. And once again, as manufacturing plants close or shut down, American workers are laid off or locked out. The people who feel the effects ... more

Negotiations Break for 2015; Talks to Resume January 4th

Since June of this year, we have been in continuous bargaining with ArcelorMittal, and although we have made some progress and reached agreement on some issues, the major issues still remain unresolved.

Tell Alcoa: Support Australian Seafarers!

USW members at Alcoa are taking action to support members of the Maritime Union of Australia who crew the MV Portland, which has been carrying alumina for smelting around Australia’s coast for Alcoa for 27 years.

USW Cares: Locals in the “Soo” Extend Their Generous Support of Charities

On the heels of the District 6 Conference held in Sault Ste. Marie, United Steelworkers (USW) local unions are continuing to show their amazing community-driven support.

Bad Trade Damages Environment, Threatens Communities

United Steelworkers (USW) Legislative Director Holly Hart and Assistant Legislative Director Roxanne Brown this week appeared on The Leslie Marshall Show to discuss the threat bad trade poses to both the environment and American jobs.

USW Cares: USW Local 7687 Women of Steel Help Ring Bells for the Salvation Army

On December 5, 2015, Women of Steel members from United Steelworker Local 7687 volunteered to ring the bells for the Salvation Army. Theresa Holmes and Sally Shoemaker ... more

USW Cares: USW Locals in California Assisting the Less Fortunate in Their Communities

On December 14, United Steelworker Locals 5632, 8065, 7600 and 8599 joined with the San Bernardino Riverside Civil Rights Area Committee and others in collecting 2000 pairs of socks (adult and child) for area charity groups.

USW Cares: District 4 Women of Steel Assist with Operation Bundle Up

The Upstate NY Chapter of Women of Steel partnered with the District 4 USW Veterans Council for “Operation Bundle Up!” Coats and other winter gear were collected from around the Sub-District and on Friday, December 11, 2015 ... more

USW Cares: SOAR Members in District 12 Donate to Help the Homeless

On December 11, at a SOAR luncheon in Pueblo, CO., retirees were asked to bring new socks to donate to a homeless shelter and ended up with over 200 pairs. Over 100 retirees attended ... more

Conway Blasts ATI on NPR

International Vice President Tom Conway this week appeared on the NPR radio show On Point to discuss the ongoing Allegheny Technologies (ATI) lockout and how it reflects troubling trends in the American labor market.

USW Cares: Local 1123 Holiday Relief Drive

United Steelworkers Local 1123 Women of Steel Committee organized a collection drive for our brothers and sisters on indefinite lay-off from their local. The donation pick-up event ... more

Marcos Velez, Next Gen/AFL-CIO Young Worker Advisory Council in District 13

Marcos Velez is an oil worker and a proud member of Local Union 13-227 in Pasadena, Texas. I am also the Steelworkers’ representative on the AFL-CIO’s Young Worker Advisory Council (YWAC).

Meetings with ArcelorMittal Will Continue This Week

While our union’s negotiations for new contracts in the steel industry proceed slowly, USW members at ArcelorMittal, U.S. Steel and Cliffs continue to work under their existing terms and conditions.

Information on the Merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont

Dow Chemical Co. and E.I. DuPont de Nemours Co. agreed today to merge their operations, which would create a single chemical company just about the size of industry leader BASF. The merger is subject to anti-trust review ... more

USW Local 6787 Shares a Unique “Solidarity Christmas Tree”

United Steelworkers in Chesterton, IN., wanted share their “Solidarity Christmas Tree.” What makes it special is all the ornaments are a variety of union badges that have been “donated” by members ... more

Bargaining with US Steel to Resume Next Week

Our U.S. Steel Local Union presidents will be returning to the bargaining table to resume discussions with the company next week in Pittsburgh.

December Edition of the District 2 NEWS

USW District 2 News is a quick-read newsletter published to keep members informed of recent events in the district. Members are encouraged in providing news articles or events to the editor.

USW Challenges Cliffs on Threats to Increase Retiree Health Costs

As you know, your USW bargaining committee is still in the process of negotiating a new contract with Cliffs. We believe the rates that the company quoted in its letter would be incorrect regardless of the status of our negotiations.

Dirty Toys Made in China

Some 1,800 Chinese workers in the Dongguang Zhenyang Wanju factory in Guangdong produce toys for Disney, Mattel, Hasbro and other international brands, under harsh conditions, stripped of their rights, their voice and basic justice.

District 13 Honors Our Union Sister Velma Perkins

At the recent District 13 Council Meeting, on behalf of Director Ruben Garza and Women of Steel, Assistant to the Director John Link presented Jennifer Irvin from Local 13-1327 ... more