The Oilworker: May, 2020

Click the link to read a message from the NOBP Chair.

Steve Sallman discusses workers’ safety during COVID-19 on The Leslie Marshall Show

USW Assistant Director of the Health, Safety and Environment Department Steve Sallman appeared on the Leslie Marshall show last week to discuss Workers Memorial Day and the Trump administration’s responsibility to workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

#USWMade: American Roots aims to make a million masks in midst of pandemic

A few weeks ago, USW members at American Roots were laid off as the USA-based apparel maker lost 80 percent of its business. Today, they're hiring as they work nonstop to make masks and PPE to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Click for more.

Cast of Mine 9 movie to join us for USW Facebook Live

Click here to find out how you can engage with the cast of the new Netflix movie "Mine 9" and join our new Labor Flix series.

Members continue helping front-line workers stay fueled and protected

Across the United States and Canada, USW members continue supporting health care workers by ensuring they are fueled and protected in their fight against Covid-19.

USW demands action, accountability from OSHA as health care workers struggle with coronavirus exposure

Last month, a coalition of unions OSHA to issue an enforceable emergency standard to better protect front-line health care workers. Now, a bill is working its way through Congress to turn that call into a law.

Special Message for Health Care Workers from Workers Uniting on International Workers Day

Workers Uniting salutes the great sacrifice and selfless dedication of all our health and care workers. Click to read more...

Workers Memorial Day 2020: Join us for a virtual ceremony

A global pandemic is preventing us from getting together in person, but we will still honor our fallen siblings Tuesday, April 28, with an online ceremony. More...

USW members kick up production of PPE in U.S. and Canada

While most workers in both the United States and Canada have been forced to stay home amidst the coronavirus pandemic, many, including quite a few USW members, have continued working as essential workers.

Congress Has More Work to Do

Congress has offered some relief to folks with the last trio of bills they passed, but we know that much was missing and more is needed. Click to read what we are asking Congress to do next.

Spirit of solidarity lives on during Mineros anniversary

For the past 13 years, Steelworkers gathered in Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico, with members of Los Mineros to commemorate Mineros who were killed during a strike. COVID-19 stopped travel this year, but not our solidarity. More...

Join our Solidarity Forever virtual sing-along!

In these challenging times, it's more important than ever to be together. Click here to learn how to submit your video for our Solidarity Forever Virtual Sing-Along!

USW paper workers donate gear, food to those in need

As health care workers struggle to obtain enough Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to combat the coronavirus, Steelworkers and employers keep answering the call to assist with donations.

CDC needs to retract guidelines that endanger essential workers

We signed on to this letter demanding that the CDC change its guidelines that endanger essential workers. Click for more.

Critically needed PPE donated to USW workplaces in District 11

Click here for info on how our union is working with employers in Minnesota to get critically needed PPE to our frontline workers during this pandemic.

Watch us team up with firefighters to give quarantined 8-year-old birthday surprise

Our union in Minnesota teamed up with a local volunteer fire department to help Ellie Hines have an awesome 8th birthday, despite being quarantined because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the uplifting video.

USW members continue stepping up, producing PPE for health care workers

Steelworker locals and activists continue to showcase their solidarity with health care workers in their fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Measures Must Be Put in Place To Protect Workers of Large Employers with Paid Leave

States must protect public health and fill in the gaps in the federal law on ensuring that all employees have access to coronavirus-related paid sick days.

USW Webinar on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Click here to view a webinar presented by our Education and Membership Development Department on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

COVID-19: A Webinar for USW Health Care Workers

Click here to view our webinar for USW health care workers.