international

What I saw in Puerto Rico was heartbreaking

Help by visiting: usw.org/relief. My name is Luis Mendoza and I'm a Steelworker staff member who was visiting family in Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria hit last week. What I saw was like a horrific movie scene, and although I got out, my friends and family remain in crisis, including Steelworkers members.

Global Solidarity

A global solidarity event was held from September 19-26 2014 by members of the Next Generation program of the United Steelworkers.

USW 2014 Convention: Tony Burke

Tony Burke, Assistant General Secretary of Unite, travels across the pond to speak to the delegates and guests at the 2014 USW Convention.

USW 2014 Convention: Michael Vassiliadis

Michael Vassiliadis, President of IGBCE addresses the delegates at the United Steelworkers 2014 Convention on the importance of International Solidarity. (Full Speech)

USW 2014 Convention: Thomas Mulcair

Thomas Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, gives poignant remarks to the delegates and guests at the 2014 USW Constitutional Convention.

2014 USW Convention: Lucineide Varjao, President CNQ/CUT

The president of the CNQ/CUT in Brazil, Lucineide Varjao, addresses the delegates at the 2014 USW International Convention.

Stop the Killing!

Stop the Killing. Enforce the Law! It has been more than two decades since the Westray mine disaster in Nova Scotia and a decade since amendments were made to the Criminal Code of Canada to hold corporations, their directors and executives criminally accountable for the health and safety of workers. Even though more than 1,000 workers each year are killed at work, police and prosecutors are not utilizing the Westray amendments, and not investigating workplace fatalities through the lens of criminal accountability.

Fighting Our Way Back to Prosperity: Steelworkers Action Centre

Job losses have devastated families in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland and elsewhere. But even in these times of crisis, our unions are working to make a better world and fighting to get people back to work.

Austerity's Pain

The story of one worker in London whose life has been devastated because of austerity is just one of many around the world.

Crisis/Food Bank

Half of England's children are going hungry. More than 1 million are homeless. These are just a few of the victims of sweeping austerity, which is cutting needed programs and services precisely when they are needed most.

Building Bridges in Ireland: Unite in the Community

In Belfast, the fight for a better world is uniting people and old divisions are slowly being erased thanks to Unite the Union's Community program.

Liberia: A New Day

Examines the United Steelworkers' role in helping Liberian Firestone rubber workers form their own free and independent union.

Napoleón Gómez Urrutia - 2011 George Meany- Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award

Napoleón Gómez Urrutia - 2011 George Meany- Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award

Presentación del premio Meany-Kirkland a Napoleón Gómez Urrutia

Presentación del premio Meany-Kirkland a Napoleón Gómez Urrutia

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Los Mineros - USW Convención

"Video sobre la solidaridad entre United Steelworkers y Los Mineros presentado en la Convención de United Steelworkers en agosto 2011"

Workers Uniting - Fighting Back Globally

Workers Uniting, the first global union, is standing up for the world's 99 percent so that we have a brighter future. We are Workers Uniting - and we are workers of the world.

Len McCluskey General Secretary of Unite the Union

Len McCluskey General Secretary of Unite the Union address the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention August 16, 2011

Oralia Gomez on behalf of her husband Napoleon Gomez

Oralia Gomez speaks to the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention on behalf of her husband Napoleon Gomez, General Secretary of Los Mineros

Napoleon Gomez, General Secretary of Los Mineros

Napoleon Gomez, General Secretary of Los Mineros address the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention August 16, 2011. Stressing the importance of International Solidarity.

Artur Henrique dos Santos, Pres. United Workers Central ( CUT )

Artur Henrique dos Santos, Pres. United Workers Central ( CUT ) address the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention August 16, 2011. Stressing the importance of international solidarity.

Copy of Len McCluskey General Secretary of Unite the Union

Len McKluskey General Secretary of Unite the Union address the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention August 16, 2011

Workers Uniting

USW and Unite joined forces in 2008 to form Workers Uniting an International Labor affiliation. Aimed at improving the lives of workers world wide.

Vale : A Global Fight

The USW has been at odds with an international company; Vale, doing business in Sudbury Canada and has received international support from labor organizations around the world.

Los Mineros Update

Process in Liberia

With the help of Steelworkers, the AFL-CIO and others, plantation workers in Liberia have bargained their second contract, forcing Firestone to end the horrific practice of forcing workers to lug 150 pounds of latex on their shoulders.

Building a Union in Bangladesh

The USW and Workers Uniting are supporting efforts by workers in Bangladesh to build a free and independent union. As this video shows, the workers there are forced to tear apart huge container ships 12 hours a day, 7 days a week with no safety protections for just pennies.

International Solidarity

In today's global world, it's important to have a global union that fights for working families everywhere. Not only does it help our members, but it's the right thing to do.