U.S. House Letter to Obama Supports USW 301 Petition on China

Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), commended today's release by U.S. Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI) as chair of the Ways and Means Committee, a letter to President Obama signed by 181 members of Congress urging swift mobiliz


USW Says Oil Industry Runs Equipment to Failure

United Steelworkers (USW) Vice President Gary Beevers said at the union's National Oil Bargaining (NOB) conference that the oil industry's "run to failure" mentality concerning equipment gets worse every day. He also said that the union will not give up i

U.S. Commerce Dept. Announces Final Coated Paper Duty Margins - Trade Case Helping Restore a Competitive Market

Appleton Coated LLC, NewPage Corporation, and Sappi Fine Paper North America -- together with the United Steelworkers (USW) welcomed the U.S. Department of Commerce's announcement of final antidumping and countervailing duty margins on coated paper import

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Obama appoints Gerard to Advisory Committee on Trade Policy, Negotiations

USW International President Leo W. Gerard today said he was pleased to accept President Obama's appointment to the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations. Click here for more.


USW Pres. Gerard Gives Testimony Before U.S. House Committee

Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today testified on behalf of the AFL-CIO before a packed hearing of the Ways & Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on China's exchange rate.


USW Files Trade Case to Preserve Clean, Green Manufacturing Jobs in America

The United Steelworkers (USW) union today filed a comprehensive trade case under Section 301 of the trade law identifying a broad array of Chinese policies and practices that threaten the future of America's alternative and renewable energy sector. The c


Steelworkers Endorse Report by Human Rights Watch Criticizing European Companies' Violations of Labor Rights in the U.S.

The United Steelworkers (USW) union praised a report released today by Human Rights Watch documenting how many European companies publicly embrace workers' rights under global labor standards while undermining their employees' rights in their U.S. operati


USW Statement on Latest Gulf Oil Platform Explosion

United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Gary Beevers issued the following statement concerning the explosion and fire of an offshore petroleum platform in the Gulf of Mexico today: "We are thankful that no one was killed in the explosion to


USW Condemns New Grupo Mexico Offensive on Sonora Miners

The United Steelworkers (USW) today condemned Grupo Mexico SAB, Mexico's largest mining company, for a mass firing of workers at its copper smelter in Esqueda, Sonora after the miners rejected a company-imposed union in a vote late last month.


Tariff on Surging Chinese Tires Effective in First Year: U.S. Production & Market Share Up, Job Losses Reverse

With the one-year anniversary of President Obama's decision to provide relief on imports of 'Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China' approaching, the United Steelworkers (USW) pointed to a report issued today by the Alliance for Americ


USW Criticizes Commerce Department's Decision Not To Cite China's Deliberate Undervaluation Of Currency Countervailability

The United Steelworkers (USW) said today it is pleased by the U.S. Department of Commerce's announcement of an affirmative, preliminary determination in the countervailing duty investigation of aluminum extrusions from China, but extremely disappointed th


USW Paper Workers Chart Course for Future Activism in Bargaining

Strengthening bargaining policy and member activism to support it, improving health and safety, playing an active role in policy issues that affect the industry, while building stronger international ties were the focus for the Aug. 17-19 United Steelwork


USW Encourages U.S. House to Cut Budget Deficit, Create Jobs by Taking Action to Stop China's Currency Manipulation

Citing Commerce Department statistics released this morning that indicate that economic growth is substantially lower than originally projected, the United Steelworkers (USW) sent letters to members of Congress today asking them to stop China's currency m


USW Announces Observers for Strike at Mexican Copper Mine

Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), today announced a cross-border effort is being undertaken to place a rotating team of international observers in northern Mexico's city of Cananea to monitor the presence of 3,000 il


USW and UAW Jointly Condemn Violent Attack of Workers at Johnson Controls Plant in Puebla, Mexico

The United Steelworkers (USW) and the United Auto Workers (UAW) today strongly condemned yesterday's savage attack on leaders of Section 308 of the National Union of Mine and Metal Workers at the Johnson Controls Interiors plant in Puebla, Mexico.


USW Statement on BP Settlement to Resolve OSHA Citations

United Steelworkers Union (USW) International Vice President Gary Beevers issued the following statement today regarding the settlement agreement between BP Products North America Inc. and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ... more


Statement by USW International President Leo W. Gerard on the Signing of Landmark Agreements with Chinese Clean Energy Companies

Today we signed what may be a historic agreement with two Chinese companies to create manufacturing jobs in America. This is consistent with the tradition of the USW's resolve to foster relationships that result in good paying, union jobs for our members.


Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka on Reports by Social Security & Medicare Trustees

Today's reports by the Social Security and Medicare trustees bring good news for both programs. The reports are a needed comeuppance to right wing ideological opponents of Social Security and Medicare who, year after year, twist the facts to undermine co


USW Lauds Solis and Kirk for Standing Up for Workers' Rights in Guatemala

United Steelworker (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released this statement today in response to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and U.S. Trade representative calls for formal investigation of worker rights violations in Guatemala.


USW Cites Congressional Effort Asking Obama Administration to Address Chinese Subsidies of Paper Industry Threatening US Jobs

The United Steelworkers (USW) joins Appleton Coated LLC, NewPage Corporation, and Sappi Fine Paper North America in applauding the efforts of more than 100 Members of Congress who wrote to President Obama today, asking for action on Chinese subsidies to t