trade

Manufacturing is vital to national defense

It’s been more than 200 days without any action on steel and aluminum imports that threaten our country's national security, despite promises from the president. Meanwhile, plants are idle, imports are rising and workers’ jobs are at risk. Every day without action is another day that hurts USW members, our communities and our nation. Please join us in urging the Trump administration to keep its promises by signing our petition at www.usw.org/232

Leading the Fight for Fair Trade

Steelworkers have been fighting for workers’ rights and human rights around the world. The fight for fair trade is something we’ve led for generations – often times leading when no one else does. Watch and share this video from our 2017 convention.

USW Members Testify Before USTR on Steel Crisis

Published on Apr 18, 2016 Panel #4 - USTR/DOC Steel Hearing , April 12th David Clark, President, United Steelworkers Local 1013 James Sanderson, President, United Steelworkers Local 7898 Daniel Simmons, President, United Steelworkers Local 1899 Tim Davis, Vice President, United Steelworkers Local 8378 Sam Pantello, Vice President, United Steelworkers Local 2101 Dan Pierce, Vice President, United Steelworkers Local 2660 Neil Douglas, President, International Association of Machinists Local Lodge 1943

Leo Gerard - USTR Steel Hearing Testimony

USTR/DOC Steel Hearing - April 12th, 2016

Carrier Corp. Moving 1,400 Jobs to Mexico

Carrier Corporation has, for decades, been a vital manufacturing operation in Indianapolis. The hard work of the skilled and dedicated employees has been the backbone of the company’s success: making quality American-made products that fetch huge company profits. Now, the company plans to close its operations in Indiana, move to Mexico, and pay workers poverty wages. This decision will devastate the 1,400 workers at the facility, our families and our community. We call on Carrier Corporation and its corporate parent, United Technologies to reverse this heartless decision to abandon American workers and stay in Indianapolis.

Bad Trade: Enough is Enough

This 2014 Convention video makes a strong but simple point about bad trade laws that allow our jobs to be shipped overseas with no remedy until the damage is done: enough is enough!

"Trade is the Tool They Bludgeon Us With."

A short clip of USW Vice President Tom Conway discussing the dangers of bad trade deals.

Tom Conway on Trade

USW International Vice President, Tom Conway, talks about the USW's efforts on unfair trade