Idaho National Laboratory Workers to Begin Contract Talks in April

USW workers at the Idaho Nuclear Technical and Engineering Center handle the operations for spent nuclear fuel, waste management, waste shipments to other states, liquid waste and Calcine disposition, as well as utilities and maintenance work.

Energy Department Releases Ten-Year Strategic Vision for Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Cleanup

The Strategic Vision document represents EM’s attempt to map out progress the office anticipates over the next decade using current budget assumptions and previous years’ congressional appropriations.

Health Care Workers Council convenes in Pittsburgh, bids farewell to Vice President Fred Redmond

The USW Health Care Workers Council met in Pittsburgh last Thursday for their first in-person annual meeting since the beginning of COVID-19 to discuss challenges in the sector, organizing power, and bargaining victories.

Dow Midland Unit Ratifies Contract with Significant Raises

It took about a month to negotiate the agreement, which begins Feb. 10, 2022 and expires Feb. 10, 2026, and covers about 60 operations, logistics and analytical department workers.

Cheers to a #USWMade vodka bottle and solidarity with Ukraine

Head into the weekend with a toast to American-made vodka, solidarity with Ukraine and another #USWMade by the best members in the world. More...

It’s Time for a Pro-Manufacturing Bill that Includes Workers’ Rights!

Watch live as we swear in USW leaders

Our union will swear in newly elected International and District leaders on Tuesday, March 1. Click to learn how yuo can watch it live...

Building the Future: Infrastructure Law Will Benefit USW Members in Countless Ways

Our members stand ready to produce the essential building blocks of a modern infrastructure, as we begin making long-overdue upgrades to the nation’s roads, bridges, broadband, public transit, ports, power grids, and more.

Fan Restart Exemplifies Improvements to WIPP Infrastructure

The additional airflow will improve air quality for employees working in the underground, which will allow USW Local 12-9477 members to better support ground control, waste emplacement and mining activities.

President Conway's letter to locals: We need to organize

Click here to read President Conway's letter to local leaders about growing our union.

USW Tony Mazzocchi Center Holds Radiation Control Technician Classes at Portsmouth, Paducah Sites

Applications for the Paducah RCT classes are due March 10, 2022. Those who are interested in learning more about the program should click to learn more...

Long-term care workers rally in Alexandria for a fair contract

Members of Local 9211-14, who work at The Palace Alexandria long-term care facility and retirement home, flexed their collective muscle last Monday, Feb. 7, by rallying in the streets...

Senate Confirms Two New Members of the Chemical Safety Board

The board’s work is applicable across sectors with highly hazardous substances and processes, including many USW-represented workplaces, and serves as a vital tool in helping keep USW members safe on the job.

Council Support Helps 3M Local Reach New Contract

The three-year agreement, which resulted in 2.5% annual wage increases and other improvements, would not have been possible without the work of fellow USW 3M locals, said District 11 Staff Rep. Justin Recla.

Long-term care, retirement home workers picket Ontario employer in fight for fair deal

Long-term care and retirement home workers and members of Local 9211-14 at The Palace Alexandria are picketing the facility today to bring awareness to their efforts to negotiate a fair deal that reflects their service.

Solvay Modifies Care Program

The Solvay Cares program announced in December two major changes that will allow workers greater flexibility in taking parental leave and make it easier for them to buy stock in the company.

Second Contract at Solvay Pasadena, Texas, Plant Brings Stability

The site’s 21 lab and production workers overwhelmingly approved the three-year agreement on Jan. 30.

February Update from SOAR President Bill Pienta

Click to read an update from SOAR President Bill Pienta that originally appeared in the January/February SOAR Connection newsletter.

February Update from SOAR Director Julie Stein

Click to read an update from SOAR Director Julie Stein that originally appeared in the January/February SOAR Connection newsletter.

USW, football players team up

Click here to read about our partnership with the United Football Players Association and learn how you can join the team!