USW Aims for Growth at Corning: Union Seeks to Follow Company Expansion in Fiber Optic, Solar Markets

As seen in USW@Work: Before Courtney Melvin was a member of Local 1025, she worked in sales at a Best Buy store. The low pay and scant benefits at the non-union job made it difficult for the single mother to provide a good life for herself and her family.

The 2024 Rapid Response, Legislative, and Policy Conference is Almost Here!

This year’s Conference is just under two weeks away and we are so excited to have our activists join us in Washington, D.C. With that being said, we want to get you primed with some education ahead of your arrival so you feel ready to go when you arrive.

Unbreakable Bonds: USW Glass and Mold Makers at Ohio Factory Fuel Economy While Producing Top-Quality Bottles

As seen in USW@Work: Tom Forker has worked at the Owens-Illinois glass factory in Zanesville, Ohio, for 48 years. Over those nearly five decades, the 355 members of the four USW locals who work at the plant have become like family to him.

Full Steam Ahead: USW Leads Coalition Seeking Action to Revitalize Shipbuilding

As seen in USW@Work: The USW led a coalition of five unions this March in filing a petition calling on the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to initiate an investigation of Chinese shipbuilding.

Big Union Energy: Next Generation of USW Activists Rise Up

As seen in USW@Work: A fervent spirit of the union swept through the streets of downtown Pittsburgh in early March as hundreds of fresh United Steelworkers activists convened at the second-ever international Next Generation conference.

Meet District 8 Civil and Human Rights Coordinator Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is not only proud to be a union member of 45 years; he’s proud to be a social justice activist and Civil and Human Rights Coordinator. “I’ve been a Steelworker all my working life,” said Lewis.

USW leaders meet with SOEPU activists in Argentina to strengthen global solidarity

Leaders with the USW traveled to Argentina this month to attend the SOEPU (United Petrochemical Workers and Employees Union) Congress and forge relationships with chemical workers in South America.

Local 1557’s Renee Hough reflects on how the union helped her find freedom from abuse

Renee Hough has been a member of Local 1557 at U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works for 27 years. She works as a utility technician, or loader; it’s a job that Hough loves and that came along at the right time, and saved her life.

April Update from SOAR President Bill Pienta

Read the latest message from SOAR President Bill Pienta on SOAR's three-fold purposes and the USW Your Union, Your Voice campaign.

April Update from SOAR Director Julie Stein

Beginning in April, USW districts will again hold town hall meetings in locations across the United States. All USW members, retirees, and families are welcome to attend and participate in these important discussions.  

Chemical operators in Ohio vote unanimously to join the USW

Sam Howard has been a chemical operator at Detrex Corporation nine years. He and his fellow 20 workers produce high-purity hydrochloric acid, and as of February, they are also now members of the USW after a years-long campaign.

Rapid Response Info Alert: We Want to Hear from You

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Rapid Response Feedback Report: We Couldn't be Prouder of Our Virginia Veterans

Virginia becomes the fifth state to pass our Veterans Bill.

Rapid Response Action Call: West Virginia Unemployment benefits are Once Again Under Attack

The bill passed the House; Help us stop it in the Senate!

Rapid Response Feedback Report: We did it again! So-called Right to Work has been defeated in New Hampshire

So-called Right to Work has been defeated in New Hampshire.

Rapid Response Action Call: Keep Up the Pressure, Georgia Steelworkers

For the last few weeks, we have been diligently pressuring Georgia legislators to oppose S.B. 362, a bill that would prohibit Georgia businesses receiving state economic subsidies from voluntarily recognizing a union in their workplace.

Women of Steel Own Their Power!

The United Steelworkers (USW) know that women deserve a voice on the job and a seat at the table, and that isn’t just a catchy slogan. We firmly believe in amplifying women's voices and ensuring their representation at all levels of decision-making.

Long-term care workers in Wyoming vote to join the USW

The 40 new members work at Edgewood Healthcare Sierra Hills in a variety of positions, including Registered Nurses (RN), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), dietary aides, housekeepers, bus drivers, and more.

Planned U.S. Steel Sale Meets Anger, Skepticism: USW Vows to Fight to Make Sure Company Lives Up to Obligations

USW Vows to Fight to Make Sure Company Lives Up to Obligations

Members Ratify WestRock Contract: New Master Agreement Covers 5,500 Paperworkers in 24 States

New Master Agreement Covers 5,500 Paperworkers in 24 States