USW Submits Shareholder Proposals to Oil Company Annual Meetings

The USW continued its commitment to engaging companies at the shareholder level in 2019 by filing proposals at ExxonMobil, Marathon Petroleum and HollyFrontier.

Thank You: Honoring our retiring leaders, welcoming the new

Watch our video tribute to outgoing International President Leo W. Gerard, Secretary-Treasurer Johnson, and VPs Landry and Geenen.

Eric Licht USW District 2 PAC Contributor

Eric voluntarily gives to PAC because he knows his contributions help build a stronger future for our union.

District 9 wins 2019 Michigan Labor Press Awards

District 9 won awards in all four categories they entered, highlighting work done in the district's eight states in 2018.

USW’s Fred Redmond Talks with Leslie Marshall about Steel Pride

USW Vice President Fred Redmond stopped by The Leslie Marshall Show as Pride Month came to a close to talk about the union’s latest LGBTQ+ initiatives, as well as the significance of the Stonewall riots.

USW Health Care Workers in Action

Click to read how USW health care workers are getting active in organizing and legislative action this summer.

First-Ever Organizing Conference Draws Activists

The USW’s first-ever conference on organizing was a resounding success. Click here for more.

Stat Facts: June 25, 2019

Read more about the latest bargaining news in the health care sector in this week's edition of Stat Facts.

USW 3M Shareholder Proposal on Limiting CEO Pay Gains More Support

For the second year in a row, the USW introduced a proposal at 3M’s annual meeting to highlight this increase and suggest that the company consider the pay grades and/or salary ranges of its employees when setting target amounts for CEO compensation.

Local 727’s Union Sign Shows USW Pride

Click to read more about how Local 727's new sign brought members together to show unity and pride.

Evonik Deer Park, Texas, Workers Negotiate Contract Improvements

It took only a week for the USW Local 13-1-10 Evonik unit in Deer Park, Texas, to negotiate a four-year agreement that raised wages, increased benefits and returned contracted work to the bargaining unit.

Stat Facts: June 17, 2019

Read more about recent negotiations with Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Somerset, N.J. and the next steps for the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act.

Solvay Locals Settle Contracts, Begin Resolving Health and Safety Concerns

Three USW contracts have been settled this year thanks to a change in Solvay’s North American industrial relations team.

Middle Georgia BASF Locals Use Building Power Training to Strengthen Communication Ahead of Negotiations

Locals 9-237, 9-237-1 and 9-2333 in Middle Georgia are using the Building Power training they received April 4-5 to strengthen their communication with their membership ahead of bargaining with BASF Corporation in September.

New contract for mail-in pharmacy workers at Express Scripts

After going five years with no wage increases, members of Local units 993 and 993-01 in North Huntingdon, Pa., have won major improvements in their latest contract with mail-in pharmaceutical giant Express Scripts.

Portsmouth Site Undergoes Changes

The former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site in Ohio, has weathered a wave of changes, including a possible new contractor, employee buyouts, an on-site waste disposal facility and the election of a former local union president.

The Oilworker: June 2019

In this issue: ESSO/UGL dispute in Australia continues past 700 days; IndustriALL demands shell address violations in supply chain; and the latest news from the oil industry.

SOAR Story: Roger Holmstrom, President SOAR Chapter 33-5, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

"SOAR has made a positive difference in my life; allowing me to keep in touch with some of my Brothers and Sisters from the mines and to help our retirees and our union whenever and however I can."

International President Gerard Talks Union Leadership Changes and the Fights Ahead with Leslie Marshall

USW International President Leo Gerard spoke with The Leslie Marshall Show this week about the leadership transitions that will be taking place within the union this summer as well as about the many issues he has tackled throughout his tenure.

Stat Facts: Members overcome tough negotiations in contract win at ARH

USW members ratified a new three-year contract that covers about 2,200 workers at nine Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) locations in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia.