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Rapid Response: We're Not Stopping

Rapid Response is the Steelworkers' nonpartisan grassroots education, communication, and action program that provides the necessary structure to inform every USW member about pending legislation concerning labor and work-related issues. Rapid Response provides opportunity for all USW members to have a strong voice and an active part in the legislative activities that affect their daily lives and allows USW members to fight back on a daily basis on issues that affect them, their families, and their communities.

ATI, it's time to listen up!

On July 30, 2015, a group of over 700 workers, activists and community members marched on Allegheny Technologies Incorporated. The message to ATI was clear: we want a fair contract and we want it now!

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.

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Looking For Trouble: The USW's Model Comprehensive Health & Safety Program

"If we don't look for trouble, trouble is going to come looking for us." The United Steelworkers Health and Safety Department is working towards a joint union and management comprehensive workplace Health and Safety program. This program will focus on addressing hazardous conditions without blaming workers to slow and eventually stop the frequency of fatalities to our members.