Steelworkers Urge Action from Kasich to Save Jobs at Ormet

The United Steelworkers (USW) today called upon Ohio Gov. John Kasich to urge the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to assist in continued discussions with American Electric Power (AEP) and Ormet and negotiate a resolution that will enable the sm

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USW President Gerard Talks about the Affordable Health Care Act, Manufacturing and Clean Energy

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard and Thom Hartmann progressive radio and TV talk show host discuss the Affordable Health Care Act, the White House's new Advanced Manufacturing Policy Committee and Clean Energy Initiatives.

Delegates Give 2013 USPA Training Conference a Thumbs-Up

The 2013 USPA Training Conference concluded with the presentation of awards by United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard. The three days of exceptional training included special guest speakers such as AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth

Improving Communications is the Key for the USPA Members

Around 150 United Steelworker members of the United Steelworkers Press Association (USPA) opened their conference at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, today. The conference will provide editors, webmasters and social media communicator

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USW's Redmond Wants the GOP to Stop Serving Big Money Special Interests at the Expense of Working Families

Progressive talk show host Leslie Marshall and USW International Vice President of Human Affairs Fred Redmond discussed how the Republican are threatening to shut down the government as they remain servants to corporate and big money special interests at

Senator Warren Fires Up Delegates at the AFL-CIO Convention

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), speaking at the quadrennial convention of the AFL-CIO, urged labor leaders and delegates to prepare for an uphill battle as they seek to strengthen the labor movement, beat back "powerful interests" and enact financial ref

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USW's Secretary-Treasurer Talks about CEO Excess Regardless of Performance

Progressive talk show host Leslie Marshall and United Steelworkers (USW) International Secretary-Treasurer Stan Johnson discuss the excessive salaries paid to the heads of corporations, many who are rewarded for failed performance and offered golden parac

Labor Day with an International Flair

Almost 20,000 marchers took up more than 12 blocks in a spirited celebration of Labor Day in Toronto, Canada. Among the crowd of nurses, teachers, autoworkers, actors and steelworkers were United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard, U

Return of the 80-hour week

Fast-food and other low-pay workers across the country risked their wretched livelihoods again last Thursday by briefly striking and demanding fat-cat CEOs supersize their pittance wages.

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National Labor Relations Board Launches Mobile App

As Labor Day 2013 approaches, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today announced the launch of a new mobile app, available free of charge for iPhone and Android users. The app provides employers, employees and unions with information regarding the

50 Years Later: The March on Washington

On August 28, 1963, along with more than 200,000 civil rights, labor and religious activists, Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

· The Leslie Marshall Show

USW's Gerard Wants McDonalds to "Supersize" Workers' Wages

Progressive talk show host Leslie Marshall discussed with United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard about how companies like McDonalds and Wal-Mart, who are making hefty profits as they pay their workers pitiful wages while they stic


USW Celebrates Five Years of Consumer Safety

The United Steelworkers (USW) today noted the upcoming fifth anniversary of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), landmark legislation that helps protect America's children from lead exposure and other safety hazards.

USW Hosts Climate Change Bus Tour

A bus tour aimed at promoting President Barack Obama's plan to combat climate change paid a visit Friday to the USW headquarters in Pittsburgh, carrying the message that cleaning up the environment and creating good jobs are goals that can and should be a

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Forever Stamps Honor America's Industrial Workers

The contributions of America's industrial-era workers are memorialized on a new sheet of Forever stamps titled Made in America: Building a Nation. The stamps, which feature black-and-white photographs of early 20th-century industrial workers, were dedicat

USW Local Union 1196 Workers Memorial Bell

On February 5, 2005, Brother John Novick was fatally injured in a railcar accident in Brackenridge, PA at the Allegheny Ludlum Corporation. Brother Novick was crushed between two railroad cars as he was riding the lead car.

· The Leslie Marshall Show

USW's Redmond Blasts Do-Nothing Republican House

Progressive talk show host Leslie Marshall and USW International Vice President of Human Affairs Fred Redmond discussed the Republican do-nothing House of Representatives. They're so dysfunctional that the best thing they do is fight with themselves. But,

USW's Oil Sector Gathering in Pittsburgh

Hundreds of local union leaders from the USW's oil sector are gathering in Pittsburgh for the National Oil Bargaining Conference, which began Aug. 1. Though 2013 is an off-year for the sector with no national bargaining scheduled, the members took up the

Palermo's To Re-Hire 8 Striking Employees

A year after Palermo's Pizza fired striking employees, the Wisconsin company has agreed to return eight of the workers to their jobs with back pay, allow a union election and post a notice to employees that Palermo's would obey labor laws.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Meets With United Steelworkers International Executive Board

Today U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the senior Senator from Massachusetts, visited with the United Steelworkers (USW) International Executive Board to talk about our shared values, including working to make life better for working families.