USW Affirms Report on China Glass Industry Subsidization as Job Threat

The United Steelworkers applauded the Alliance for American Manufacturing for a report just released on the significant job losses of U.S. glass workers and the massive increase of Chinese government subsidies that have exacerbated a damaging flood of imp


USW Lauds Brown-Slaughter Bill That Would Strengthen U.S. Industrial Global Competitiveness

The USW lauded new legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter that would support our nation's workforce and strengthen the competitiveness of American industries globally, while enhancing the administration's abili

Unions Say Chemical Safety Board is Broken, Putting Workers and Communities at Risk

Several International Unions representing hundreds of thousands of chemical workers again criticize the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), today for their report on the October 11, 2008, oleum release at INDSPEC Chemical Corporation in Petrolia, PA.

USW Members at Bridgestone-Firestone Ratify New Four-Year Contracts

The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that its members at Bridgestone-Firestone ratified by more than a 2:1 ratio new four-year contracts covering 4,500 workers at five tire and rubber product plants. The expiration date is July 27, 2013.

USW Cites New Report on Needed Provisions in Senate Clean Energy Bill

Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) joined an environmental leader, a U.S. Senator and manufacturing advocates yesterday to unveil a new report on what is needed in climate change legislation to protect American manufac

USW Women Want Honduran Coup Regime to Cease Brutalizing Women

The United Steelworkers (USW) Women of Steel organization continues to seek action by the U.S. government to protect Honduran woman who have been brutalized by officials of the coup regime. Last month the organization asked Secretary of State Hillary Clin

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Again Fails to Stand for Better Safety Rules for America's Workers

Several international unions representing hundreds of thousands of chemical and food industry workers today again criticized the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) for not recommending strong standards to prevent deadly explosions in factories handling comb

USW: G-20 Leaders Must Address Global Jobs Crisis

The United Steelworkers (USW) today kicked off its G-20 week events with a call to world leaders to address the global jobs crisis with a second round of worldwide stimulus that focuses on job creation, including investment in good, green jobs.

USW Joins Paper Industry in Major Trade Cases Against China, Indonesia

Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) confirmed trade case petitions were jointly filed with three domestic companies today for antidumping and anti-subsidy duties against Chinese and Indonesian imports of certain types o

30,000 Workers Exposed to Deadly Conditions as They Break Up Ships That Carried G-20 Trade

Children are among the 30,000 workers who labor under perilous and grueling conditions in Bangladesh to break apart ships that once carried the freight of the world's G-20 nations, according to a report issued today by the National Labor Committee.

Steelworkers Ratify Goodyear Agreement

The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced that a new four-year Agreement covering some 10,300 USW members at seven Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company plants has been ratified by secret ballot rank & file referendum vote concluded last night.

Miners in Colombia Unfairly Punished, USW Tells State Department

United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard has written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to express grave concern over the punishment of miners whose union struck Drummond Co.'s Colombia operations over safety conditions that led to the

Unions Decry CSB Failure to Demand Stronger OSHA Safeguards Against Reactive Chemical Explosions

Several international unions representing hundreds of thousands of chemical industry workers today criticized the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) for abrogating its mandate to recommend strong EPA and OSHA standards to prevent runaway reactions in chemic

Obama Decision on Chinese Tires Enforces Existing Trade Law

The United Steelworkers (USW) today said President Obama's decision to impose tariffs on Chinese consumer tires was simply a matter of enforcing existing trade laws.

USW Supports the President's Enforcement of Trade Laws

The United Steelworkers (USW) today supported President Obama's decision to provide relief to the domestic consumer tire sector to respond to surging exports of tires from China.

USW Applauds EPA Rejecting Portions of Texas Clean-Air Permitting Program

The United Steelworkers (USW) Union today applauded the EPA for its proposal to disapprove parts of the Texas clean-air permitting program that do not meet federal Clean Air Act requirements.

Unions Team-up to Benefit Workers, Build Solidarity

The United Steelworkers (USW) and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) today jointly announced a new partnership between the organizations as they seek to build union-to-union relationships and as the NFLPA prepares for the possibility

Steelworkers Set to Ratify Goodyear Agreement

The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced that the tentative Master Agreement negotiated with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company covering some 10,300 USW members at seven plants is being submitted to the rank and file for a secret ballot referendum vote

USW Urges White House to Address Current China Import Tire Spike

The United Steelworkers (USW) today updated the White House on this year's sharp spike of accelerating China tire imports, pending the President's decision due Sept. 17 on the relief to be provided under a Section 421 safeguard case.

USW Praises Expanded Role for Ron Bloom in American Manufacturing

Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), praised U.S. President Obama's naming of Ron Bloom to an expanded role that makes the future of American manufacturing strategic to the nation's economic future and an answer to per