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Appellate Court’s Decision on Waste Volume Could Keep Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Open to 2050

DOE requested in 2018 a change in its operating permit to allow it to count the volume of nuclear waste itself instead of the volume of the waste drum. Doing so would mean the underground salt repository would be a third full instead of half full.

Advisory Board Urges Improvements to EEOICPA to Help Claimants

Jim Key, chair of the USW Atomic Energy Workers Council, and Duronda Pope, the USW Emergency Response Program director, sit on the board with two others representing claimants.

Rapid Response Coordinator Spotlight: Dave Dellisola, USW Local 12012

Last week, we spent a little time catching up with Dave Dellisola, USW Local 12012’s Rapid Response Coordinator and Vice President...

Long-term health care workers in District 6 honored with USW’s social service award

Through the scary and uncertain months dominated by isolation and chaos, they displayed tremendous compassion and solidarity. Because of this, Local 9329 is District 6’s 2021 USW Cares Jefferson Award winner.

2021 USW Cares District 6 Jefferson Award Winner, Local Union 9329

Because of the sacrifices these members made in order to save lives, stop the spread, and support lonely residents isolated from the world, Local Union 9329 is District 6’s 2021 USW Cares Jefferson Award winner.

Local 6946 personal support workers rally for a fair contract

Members of Local 6946-12, who work at long-term care facility Valley Manor, rallied in downtown Barry’s Bay, Ontario, on Oct. 29 as the union continues to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement.

Health care workers at Local 7600 reach tentative agreement

Members of Local 7600 have reached a tentative agreement with their health care employer Kaiser Permanente this past weekend, just weeks after they voted overwhelmingly to authorize the union to call a strike while bargaining stalled.

Dow DuPont Council Pledges Solidarity in Fight to Preserve Retirement Security

The plan of action came following a breakout session and several discussions at the conclusion of a four-day council meeting held in late October with leaders of 20 unions representing thousands of workers at Dow, DuPont and their spinoff companies.

USW Members Persevere, Ratify Contract at Solvay Chicago Heights Plant

The 26 members of Local 7-765-01 refine silica for multiple customers, including the tire manufacturing industry. They work in maintenance or as production operators, packagers, helpers and laboratory technicians.

USW Local 7600 files strike notice for 7,400 health care workers in SoCal

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 7600 has officially given Kaiser Permanente management a 10-day notice of its intent to strike over unfair labor practices beginning on Mon., Nov. 15, 2021.

2021 USW Cares District 9 Jefferson Award Winner, William “Bryen” Ballard

For all of his work building a successful non-profit that has a far reach and supports so many people, in addition to the pride and appreciation he has for his union, William “Bryen” Ballard is District 9’s 2021 USW Cares Jefferson Award winner.

Tom Conway discusses supply chains, domestic manufacturing on Leslie Marshall Show

United Steelworkers International President Tom Conway appeared on the Leslie Marshall Show Tuesday to discuss the importance of domestic manufacturing in solving ongoing supply chain disruptions.

2021 USW Cares District 7 Jefferson Award Winner, Arvella Greenlaw

Arvella Greenlaw is District 7's 2021 USW Cares Jefferson Award winner for her work organizing & leading multiple on-going community service projects & for her volunteer union work with Women of Steel, Rapid Response, Political, & Next Generation.

Ontario Labour Relations Board upholds long-term care workers vote to join USW

The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) last week confirmed the democratic rights and the will of approximately 500 employees of long-term care operator CONMED Health Care Group to join the United Steelworkers union (USW).

Lawmakers Back Union Drive at Pennsylvania University

We’re happy to report that 3,300 Pitt faculty members recently won their campaign. Once their first contract is negotiated, Pitt’s faulty union will be the largest new union of any kind in the country.

USW Local 7600 members march in Pasadena for wage justice

Members of USW Local 7600 marched and rallied in Pasadena on Sat., Oct. 30, for wage justice as they continue to fight for a fair contract with health care giant Kaiser Permanente.

Local 3657 Member MCs Fundraiser for Immigrant Resource Center

This year, the even raised $18,000, half to go to a lending fund to assist immigrant families in crisis and half to a non-profit based in Puerto Rico that combats food insecurity on the island.

2021 USW Cares Staff and Champion Jefferson Award Winner, Sabrina Liu

For working tirelessly to give assistance to undocumented immigrants and underserved communities, Sabrina Liu is the 2021 USW Cares Staff Jefferson Award winner and this year’s Champion Volunteer.

USW International Vice President Roxanne Brown to Serve on DOE Advisory Panel

The board’s composition reflects the Biden administration’s focus on clean energy and climate jobs, as well as the rest of DOE’s mission, including nuclear security and waste cleanup.