USW Nuclear Cleanup Sites Projected to Get Funding for 2020 Fiscal Year

The appropriations for the DOE sites are essential to keeping USW members working on environmental remediation, without fear of contractors laying them off for lack of government money.

Local 5613 Rallies for Fair Contract with ASARCO

The Oilworker: November 2019

Click to read a message from the NOBP Chair and gets links to the latest news from the industry.

Light Shed on Workplace Violence in Health Care at Rapid Response Conference

Health care members spoke on a panel discussion devoted to workplace violence at last week’s USW Rapid Response and Legislative Conference.

Dan Brouillette to Replace Rick Perry as Energy Secretary

Brouillette is well-versed with DOE operations and getting Congress to implement energy policy, having served as the agency’s assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental affairs, from 2001 through 2003.

Disrtict 13 Donations for Striking ASARCO members

Click here for information on how to donate to striking ASARCO members in District 13.

Hanford Cleanup Workers Vote on One-Year Contract Extension

The Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council—an umbrella group consisting of the USW and 13 metal trade unions—negotiated the extension to help provide a measure of security as the Department of Energy makes changes in 2020.

Tom Conway talks about a new pathway to power for workers on The Leslie Marshall Show

During his first appearance as USW president on The Leslie Marshall Show, Tom Conway talked about the irony of fighting for organizing rights in a country that touts itself for its freedoms.

USW campaign featured in report about union busting: The Double Standard at Work

Among the examples cited in a new report about union busting in the South is our campaign at an Alabama stainless steel facility. Click here for more.

Paramedics chronically underpaid and exposed to workplace violence

Across the country, the everyday violence directed towards EMTs has led to calls for improved working conditions and workplace violence legislation.

DowDuPont Council Unites to Resolve Problems Created by Corporate Split-off

DowDuPont split itself into three parts, but the DowDuPont North American Labor Council will stay together to support one another, show solidarity worldwide and grow the council through organizing.

It’s Time for Workers to Come First: Join Us Today for a National Day of Action

The PRO Act could get a vote in the U.S. House in the near future. Please help us build support by making a call to your Representative today.

USW Chemical Workers Forge New Ties at International Conference

Kent Holsing, Doug Watts, and USW International Affairs Director Ben Davis joined 230 delegates from 45 countries for the three-day conference at the headquarters of IndustriALL affiliate Petrol-İş Sendikası in Istanbul, Turkey.

Small but mighty local committee collects 200 cards for union safety action

The group of members, who work at the MidMichigan Medical Center, flexed their activist muscles by collecting nearly 200 cards for the USW’s “Safe Jobs Now” campaign.

Local 7898 hosts joint labor-management training for nursing home workers

With workplace violence and abuse an unfortunate epidemic within the nursing home industry, Local 7898 President James Sanderson wanted to make sure workers had access to as much information as possible.

Redmond brings message of solidarity to Brazilian workers

Ventilation Creates Challenges for Workers at Underground Nuclear Waste Repository

Members of Local 12-9477 who work at the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant perform a great service to our nation but may be at risk because of a flawed ventilation system, according to the federal Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

Veterans of Steel Council meets for first time, establishes goals for USW vets

Click here to learn about our first-ever meeting of the new Veterans of Steel Council and how the union plans to serve its members who served our countries.

USW Atomic Workers Fight in D.C. to Protect Paychecks, Jobs

From the appropriations bill that sets the Department of Energy’s (DOE) budget, to the decisions the agency makes in how to spend that money, the union must fight to ensure members in the atomic sector are fairly compensated for their work.

SOAR Story: Jim Bickhart, District 4 President of SOAR Chapter 4-1

Jim served as a USW District 4 SOAR Coordinator for a number of years, and was elected to the SOAR Int’l. Executive Board at the 2008 SOAR Conference.