Our goal is to reach an agreement without a labor dispute, but when employers attempt to erode decades of collective bargaining gains, undermine retirement security and compromise workplace safety, we stand together as a union to fight for our jobs, our families and our futures.

Below is a list of our current labor disputes, including ways you can take action to support them.


USW Local 5

Local 5 voted down Chevron’s most recent proposal on a contract covering more than 500 workers at its Richmond, Calif., refinery. The USW encouraged Chevron to return to the bargaining table, but it refused, forcing workers to give notice of their intent to begin an unfair labor practice strike on March 21 at 12:01 a.m. The previous contract between Chevron and USW Local 5 expired Feb. 1, and members have since been working on a rolling 24-hour extension. The USW reached a pattern agreement with the oil industry on wages and working conditions on Feb. 25, but each of the approximately 200 participating units also bargain over local issues before ratifying their individual contracts.


USW Local 14919

55 members of Local 14919 began an unfair labor practice strike against Sherwin-Williams on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at the company’s facility in Bedford Heights, Ohio. Negotiations started on October 26, 2021, and union members had been working without a contract since the previous agreement expired on November 20, 2021. Sherwin-Williams refused to enter into an extension agreement. When the parties last met on February 10 and 11, the company reiterated its previous substandard offer, reflecting no progress on their part. Sherwin-Williams is not available to meet again until later this month, and the USW requested the assistance of a federal mediator.


USW Local Unions 886, 915, 937-02, 5252, 5613

On October 13, 2019, more than 1,700 union copper workers in Arizona and Texas began an unfair labor practice strike against Asarco. Asarco is a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, a multinational company with a long history of violating workers’ rights in Mexico and the U.S. Workers on strike at Asarco haven’t received a wage increase in more than ten years and the company is demanding major concessions on health care and job security.

Take action: click here to sign our solidarity pledge.