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USW Reiterates Strong Support for Biden-Harris Reelection

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 10:00

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, 412-562-2444, jkamm@usw.org

PITTSBURGH – United Steelworkers (USW) International President David McCall today issued the following statement after the AFL-CIO executive board unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to reelecting President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: 

“President Biden from his first day in office has been an unwavering ally in the fight for workers’ rights, advocating tirelessly for working families rather than corporate interests.

“This includes the American Rescue Plan, which restored retirement security for more than a million workers, including 120,000 USW members, who stood to lose their pensions through no fault of their own.

“The Biden-Harris administration also crucially paired transformative investments with a strong worker-centered trade policy to lay the foundation for the industrial policy our nation has long needed, fostering an environment in which our domestic industries can thrive and the jobs of the future are good, union jobs.

“We need elected officials who share our values, and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have proven time and again that they prioritize working Americans. Looking to the future, the choice is clear: we need a second Biden-Harris term.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, mining, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining, the service, public and health care sectors and higher education. For more information: www.usw.org.

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USW Lauds Biden Administration for ‘Melted and Poured’ Trade Rules

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 10:00

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, 412-562-2444, jkamm@usw.org   

PITTSBURGH – The United Steelworkers union (USW) today commended the Biden administration’s proclamation strengthening rules for steel and aluminum to qualify for trade benefits between the United States and Mexico. 

The proclamation requires that steel be “melted and poured” in North America and aluminum be “smelted and cast” not in countries of concern to qualify for zero tariffs when traded between the two countries under the Section 232 relief measures.

“President Biden’s actions today are yet another example of his support for domestic steel and aluminum workers,” said USW International President David McCall. “The president is helping to close loopholes in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that allowed for foreign steel and aluminum to enter the United States through Mexico without significant value being created in that country.  

“From infrastructure investments to Buy America enhancements to raising tariffs on China to direct investments in these industries to today’s proclamation, President Biden has a long record of support for steel and aluminum.”

McCall said that global overcapacity and surging imports remain an ongoing concern and that the U.S. market continues to be a be a target for predatory and unfairly traded shipments of basic steel and aluminum products.

“We’re grateful that the president takes this threat seriously and continues fighting to achieve a level playing field for American workers,” McCall said.

The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, mining, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining, the service, public and health care sectors and higher education. For more information: www.usw.org.

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USW Welcomes Life-Saving OSHA Heat Standard

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 10:00

Contact: Joe Smydo, jsmydo@usw.org, 412-562-2281

United Steelworkers (USW) International President David McCall issued the following statement today praising the heat standard proposed by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

“President Joe Biden’s administration has come through for workers once again with groundbreaking protections for Americans exposed to deadly temperatures on the job.

“OSHA’s proposed standard contains common-sense safeguards, including regular rest breaks and hydration, that will not only save lives but prevent countless illnesses and injuries. While unions regularly negotiate these kinds of protections for their members, the new standard would set a high national bar and expand coverage for millions more workers at a time when the country is experiencing record heat waves triggered by climate change.

“Workers deserve to return home safely at the end of their shifts each day, and advancing the heat standard is the latest in a series of Biden administration actions to ensure that they do. Like the administration’s new ‘walkaround rule’ for workplace inspections and the new silica standard for miners, the heat standard represents a crucial victory for working families.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, mining, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining, the service, public and health care sectors and higher education. For more information: www.usw.org.

Union Members Ratify Three-Year Agreement with Asarco

Thu, 05/30/2024 - 11:39

Contact: Tony Montana, 412-562-2592, tmontana@usw.org

Albuquerque, N.M. — The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that union members have overwhelmingly approved a new, three-year labor agreement with Asarco.

“The new labor agreement provides unprecedented wage increases to a broad spectrum of jobs, from laborers to operators to diesel-electric technicians—raising some rates by as much as 27 percent,” said USW District 12 Director Gaylan Prescott, who chaired negotiations for the unions’ Unified Bargaining Committee. “The new contract provides opportunities for even higher earnings by adding new skills and qualifications, such as advanced welding credentials and earth moving machinery.”

In addition to wage improvements, the new contract provides additional time off, with numerous vacation and holiday improvements for workers. It lowers workers healthcare contributions and ensures that so-called “fatigue monitoring systems” are used to make work safer and not simply more supervised.

USW Local 886 President Greg Romero, representing one of the six local unions at the negotiating table with Asarco, said that workers should be proud.

“These are historic gains for the workers in the Copper Triangle,” Romero said. “As a lifelong resident of the area, we know from history that we are unstoppable when we are united.”

USW Sub-District Director Fernando Terrazas, also a longtime union leader with family history in the area, added that workers depend on solidarity with each other to gain contract improvements.

“Asarco has a job to do, mine copper and maximize profit. Our job is to force companies to consider their workers’ interests,” Terrazas said. “Without a union, it’s every man or woman for themselves, and employers love those odds.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in manufacturing, metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in tech, public sector and service occupations.

Unions Announce Tentative Agreement with Asarco

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 10:14

Contact: Tony Montana, 412-562-2592, tmontana@usw.org

Albuquerque, N.M. — The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that its Unified Bargaining Committee, which includes representatives from USW, International Association of Machinists, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, reached a tentative agreement for a comprehensive labor contract with Asarco covering more than 500 bargaining unit members at the company’s Ray and Hayden locations in Arizona, as well as a facility in Amarillo, Texas.

“The three-year agreement will be voted on by the membership on May 29, and if approved, will become effective June 1, 2024,” said USW District 12 Director Gaylan Prescott, who chaired the Unified Bargaining Committee. “After many years of fighting, we have achieved fairness and justice for Asarco workers.”

“Our agreement is major a milestone, marking unprecedented, collectively bargained improvements at Asarco,” Prescott said. “Our pride in the union members’ solidarity, sheer grit and determination cannot be overstated.”

“Our jobs will be safer, pay better and benefits more secure under the proposed new agreement,” Prescott said. “We are confident members will be pleased with the hard-won results.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in manufacturing, metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in tech, public sector and service occupations.

Blue Bird Workers Ratify First Contract as USW Members

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 10:00

CONTACT: Jess Kamm Broomell, 412-562-2444, jkamm@usw.org

(Macon, Ga.) – The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced that more than 1,500 members at Blue Bird Corp.’s Fort Valley, Ga., facility overwhelmingly ratified a first union contract that provides significant wage improvements, promotes respect on the job, institutes a profit-sharing system and secures vital health and safety provisions.

While the three-year deal will provide all workers with at least 12 percent in raises, some of the lowest paid will see increases of more than 40 percent. The contract also delivers needed retirement security with the establishment of a defined contribution plan, as well as a platform for workers to address concerns regarding civil rights, health insurance costs, public policy, creation of new jobs and more.

“Workers at Blue Bird organized because they needed a voice on the job,” said USW District 9 Director Dan Flippo, who represents workers in Georgia and six other Southern states. “Thanks to their solidarity and hard work, they made significant gains that will benefit them now and lay a firm foundation for further progress well into the future.”

Blue Bird workers make school buses, including low-emission and zero-emission models, and the company has been approved to receive significant funding through the EPA’s Clean School Bus program.

“Federal investments like these must come with a seat at the table for workers,” Flippo said. “Our union has a long history in the South fighting for better wages and working conditions in a variety of industries, but for too long, corporations and their political cronies have tried to characterize the South as a place where they could run away from unions, cut corners and pay workers less.

“Workers at Blue Bird are helping to change the narrative. All workers deserve fair treatment. A union contract like the one at Blue Bird is the best way to seize that future.” 

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations. For more information: http://www.usw.org/.

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USW Applauds Biden’s Strategic Redesign of China Tariffs

Tue, 05/14/2024 - 10:00

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, jkamm@usw.org, 412-562-2444

PITTSBURGH – The United Steelworkers union (USW) today welcomed President Joe Biden’s announcement strengthening and strategically redesigning tariffs on Chinese goods as a result of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) Section 301 tariff review.

“The USW is the largest industrial union in North America, and flawed Chinese trade policies have had an outsized negative impact on our members,” said USW International President David McCall. “Now, the Biden administration’s work to strengthen relief measures shows we’re not backing down. Instead, we’re backing up our domestic producers and workers.”

The president will be highlighting the newly redesigned tariffs today at the White House, at an event in which USW members will proudly participate.

“The key to President Biden’s success in building a worker-centered trade policy is his multi-pronged approach,” said USW International Vice President Roxanne Brown. “His administration has been diligently confronting foreign unfair trade using established trade tools to stand up to the unfair and anticompetitive policies of trading partners like China. But just as importantly, President Biden has been strategically using investments here at home to reignite and renew America’s manufacturing capacity.”  

McCall stressed that strengthening America’s manufacturing base requires a comprehensive approach, with no one-size-fits-all solution.

“From the CHIPS and Science Act to the Inflation Reduction Act, from new approaches on outbound investment to today’s tariff announcements and more, President Biden is addressing trade through an integrated set of solutions,” McCall said. “And moving forward, we know this administration will continue to show this same grit and ingenuity in standing up for workers, including the investigation it initiated last month into China’s transportation, logistics and maritime policies.

“President Biden’s comprehensive approach is achieving real results for real workers, promoting economic recovery and fostering a brighter future.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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USW Disappointed in USMCA Panel Decision on San Martín Mine

Mon, 05/13/2024 - 10:00

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2024
Contact:
Ben Davis, bdavis@usw.org, 412-562-2501

PITTSBURGH – The United Steelworkers union (USW) issued the following statement in response to the rapid response mechanism panel decision, issued under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), in the case of the San Martín mine, owned by Grupo Mexico:

“The United Steelworkers is disappointed by the panel decision.

“While we appreciate the work of the panel, specifically its ruling that the mine is a Covered Facility under the USMCA rapid response labor mechanism, the fact remains that the strike launched in 2007 by our sister union, the National Union of Mine, Metal, Steel and Related Workers of the Mexican Republic (Los Mineros), has not been resolved. 

“Mexico’s highest court ruled nearly three years ago that the strike by Los Mineros is legal, yet Grupo Mexico continues to operate the mine with replacement workers, excluding the members of Los Mineros from the workplace. 

“The failure to find a denial of rights at the company sends a message that the rights of corporations outweigh those of workers. That is simply unacceptable.

“We are also concerned by the publication of the Mexican Economy Secretariat’s announcement on social media, prior to its official release, and by the statements to the news media by a member of the panel, prior to the decision being made public. 

“Such actions threaten to undermine the integrity of the Rapid Response mechanism. We hope that Mexico will take appropriate corrective actions.

“There are many outstanding questions that need to be assessed in the coming days, the first of which is the views of Los Mineros, who, we believe, have yet to see the decision. It is their members whose interests are at issue, and we stand in solidarity with them. An additional question is the impact of the decision as it does not have precedential value under the USMCA.

“The fight for workers’ rights, including those at issue in this case, is far from over and we will examine what further actions are necessary and appropriate.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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Pitt Faculty Ratify First Union Contract

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 10:00

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, jkamm@usw.org, 412-562-2444

PITTSBURGH – The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced that University of Pittsburgh faculty overwhelmingly ratified their first contract since joining the union, improving job security and raising wages for more than 3,000 workers. 

The deal, which will run through June 30, 2026, provides longer appointments, promotion minimums, and a smoother renewal process for non-tenure stream faculty among other protections. The agreement also sets a wage floor for both full- and part-time faculty.

“When Pitt faculty first organized with our union in 2021, it was clear that they needed a voice on the job, not only so that they could address pressing concerns about their own wages and working conditions, but also so they could improve communication and build out shared governance to the benefit of the wider university community,” said USW District 10 Director Bernie Hall, who represents USW members across Pennsylvania.

Hall said that going into bargaining, Pitt faculty identified as priorities job security and raising wages, both of which they felt would help provide needed stability for faculty and students alike. 

“This contract makes tremendous progress on both these fronts, while still maintaining existing benefits,” said Hall. “Our members should be proud of all their hard work, perseverance and solidarity that paved the way for this historic win.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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Pitt Faculty Reach Tentative Agreement with University Administration

Thu, 04/25/2024 - 10:00

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, jkamm@usw.org, 412-562-2444

PITTSBURGH – The United Steelworkers union (USW) today announced a tentative agreement on a first contract between University of Pittsburgh faculty and the university’s administration. The deal, which would run through June 30, 2026, includes historic language on wages and job security for both full- and part-time workers.

The more than 3,000 Pitt faculty voted to organize with the USW in the fall of 2021.

“We unionized nearly three years ago so that we could have a voice in the decision-making process and increased transparency,” said Tyler Bickford, a professor in the English department, who served on the bargaining committee. “We remained united through negotiations, and our perseverance paid off with a strong contract that will help us now and provide firm foundation on which we can grow in the future.”

One of the highest priorities was a wage floor for all faculty, including visiting faculty, instructors and educators at the Falk Laboratory School, as well as part-time faculty. Workers also sought greater stability when it came to teaching and workloads, appointment renewals and opportunities for advancement.

“This contract provides greater security for faculty, which will result in better educational outcomes for students,” said Melinda Ciccocioppo, a teaching associate professor in the psychology department. “It’s a clear win for our entire university community.”

Pitt faculty will now review the details of the agreement as they prepare for a ratification vote.  

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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Children’s Museum Workers Vote to Join USW

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 10:00

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2024
Contact: Jenn Wood, jwood@usw.org, 412-562-1160

PITTSBURGH – Workers at The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh today voted overwhelmingly to join the United Steelworkers (USW) union.

“We are thrilled to become USW members and are eager to get to work bargaining a first contract that ensures museum staff can continue to support Pittsburgh’s youngest learners,” said Annette Mihalko, an educator at the museum. “We’re extremely proud that The Children’s Museum was recently voted among the top museums in the country, and we know that’s in large part because of the work we do day in and day out. We look forward to having a seat at the table and a voice in the decisions that impact our workplace.”

The 65 newly unionized workers serve as educators, events staff, cleaning associates, exhibits technicians, retail associates, visitor services professionals and more. The workers announced their intent to organize last month at a public event in Allegheny Commons Park West, citing their desire weigh in on critical issues like improved workplace health and safety, greater patron satisfaction and more transparent communication.

“It’s an honor to welcome the dedicated employees of The Children’s Museum to our union,” said Bernie Hall, USW District 10 director. “Every day, children and families from across our region rely on these workers to provide a safe, welcoming atmosphere for children to learn and play. We know the patron experience will only be enhanced as workers are able to have a voice on the job and a say in their working conditions.”

The USW also represents more than 500 museum employees at all four of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museums. As of last year, the Carnegie employees were the largest museum union in the United States.

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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USW Files Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against Pitt Administration

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 12:48

For Immediate Release: April 22, 2024
Contact: R.J. Hufnagel, (412) 562-2450, rhufnagel@usw.org

(PITTSBURGH) The United Steelworkers union (USW) today filed unfair labor practice charges with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) in response to the University of Pittsburgh administration’s failure to respond to the union’s requests for information necessary for contract bargaining.

The USW has represented about 3,400 members of the Pitt faculty since the workers voted overwhelmingly to unionize in October of 2021. The union members and the administration have been bargaining for more than a year in an effort to reach a first contract, but the faculty has faced numerous delays in receiving responses from the administration.

“The faculty union could have a contract agreement in place already, if it were not for the administration’s repeated delay tactics,” said Bernie Hall, director of USW District 10, which includes more than 50,000 Steelworkers union members across the state of Pennsylvania. “In fact, we’ve reached the point where we are in agreement on every point, aside from one section that would give the administration the unilateral authority to withhold pay increases in the event of a loss of enrollment or funding.”

The information the USW is seeking from the university is necessary for the union to finalize contract proposals related to pay and benefits. The union also filed charges with the PLRB against the administration last fall following similar delays.

 “The University of Pittsburgh is a world-class institution precisely because of the hard-working faculty and staff,” said Hall. “It’s past time for the administration to stop drawing out the bargaining process with unnecessary delays and return to the bargaining table to finalize an agreement that is fair to both sides.”

Thousands of Pitt support staff members and graduate student workers are also moving forward with their efforts to become USW members.

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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USW Backs Biden’s Worker-Centered Trade Policy as President Visits Union Headquarters

Wed, 04/17/2024 - 12:57

For Immediate Release: April 17, 2024

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, (412) 562-2444, jkamm@usw.org 

(PITTSBURGH) – Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) today proudly welcomed President Joe Biden to the union’s International Headquarters as he announced a series of aggressive steps his administration is taking to further ensure U.S. trade policy supports workers and their communities.

This included Biden’s announcement that his administration is initiating an investigation of Chinese commercial shipbuilding in response to the Section 301 petition the USW and four other labor organizations filed last month. 

“A robust commercial shipbuilding industry is necessary for meeting our national defense and economic security needs, but unfortunately, our domestic capacity has withered as a result of China’s non-market policies,” said USW International President David McCall. “We’re grateful that the president is taking this threat seriously and pursuing a full investigation.”

Biden further announced that he is calling on the U.S. trade representative (USTR) to triple tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum to help curb global overcapacity, as well as pushing Mexico to address the surge of Chinese and other foreign-made steel and aluminum that is entering the United States over its Southern border.

He also reiterated his position that U.S. Steel should remain domestically owned and operated, rather than allowing it to be sold to Japanese-owned Nippon Steel.

“Tens of thousands of good, union jobs hang in the balance as a result of illegal trade practices and corporate greed,” McCall said. “We’re grateful that President Biden is continuing to take bold action to ensure a level playing field for American workers.”

Ultimately, McCall said, a truly worker-centered trade policy goes beyond short-term fixes to include ongoing strategic investments to build out the nation’s supply chains and manufacturing base.

“By combining a firm stance on unfair trade with the work the administration has done on infrastructure, clean technology, microchips and more, President Biden is ensuring U.S. global competitiveness and widespread prosperity well into the future,” McCall said.

The USW represents 850,000 workers in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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USW Applauds MSHA Update on Workplace Silica Standards

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 09:18

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2024
Contact: Cheyenne Schoen, (412) 562-2446, cschoen@usw.org 

(PITTSBURGH) United Steelworkers (USW) International President David McCall released the following statement today in response to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) publication of a final rule updating standards to reduce worker exposure to silica dust:

“The USW welcomes the new rule on silica dust exposure. After the previous administration failed to act on this recognized hazard, our union is grateful that President Joe Biden and his administration once again are prioritizing workers’ health and safety.

“This rule will improve the working conditions and the quality of life for all workers covered under MSHA in the United States. By setting a low permissible exposure limit for silica dust, the new rule will help current miners and future generations of mine workers stay healthy on the job.

“The new ancillary requirements will help miners and other workers under MSHA’s jurisdiction, like those at cement plants, to identify high-hazard areas and the controls needed to reduce miners’ exposure to harmful silica dust. These provisions will allow workers to identify health issues earlier and lead to healthier and safer lives for all American mine workers.

“With this new rule, MSHA has taken a major step forward in making life better for American mine workers, on and off the job.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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USW Applauds Final OSHA Rule on Workplace Safety and Health Investigations

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 10:00

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2024
Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, 412-562-2444, jkamm@usw.org

(PITTSBURGH) United Steelworkers (USW) International President David McCall released the following statement today in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publication of a final rule on the Walkaround Representative Designation Process, commonly known as the walkaround rule:

“Simply put, the OSHA walkaround rule will make American workers and workplaces safer. This is good news for all working people, both union and non-union.

“It only makes sense to allow workers to designate their own representatives in OSHA investigations. This is the same right we afford to employers, and there is no reason workers should receive different treatment. This rule is critical to the success of OSHA safety investigations, and to our efforts to make all workplaces safer.

“The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), under the same Labor Department umbrella as OSHA, already extends to miners the right to decide who will represent them during investigations. Now, thanks to this rule, millions of other workers will be able to exercise this same power. 

“The walkaround rule provides American workers with a stronger voice on the job and gives them greater confidence that workplace safety investigations will be thorough, precise and reliable. This rule will improve OSHA’s ability to effectively conduct inspections and gather evidence of workplace hazards, and we thank Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su for her continuing support.

“This is a victory for every American worker.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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USW Applauds DOE Investments in Critical Industries

Mon, 03/25/2024 - 10:00

For Immediate Release: March 25, 2024
Contact: R.J. Hufnagel, 412-562-2450, rhufnagel@usw.org  

(PITTSBURGH) –United Steelworkers (USW) International President David McCall released the following statement today in response to funding announcements by the U.S. Department of Energy to support carbon-reducing projects in a host of critical industries, including steel, aluminum, glass and cement:

“The USW is excited that the Biden administration is making these forward-thinking, transformative investments in our nation’s manufacturing future, and doing so in a way that puts workers, families and communities first.

“These investments will allow companies to make needed upgrades and reduce pollution while also helping our manufacturing base compete globally.

“As the largest union in many of the industries these investments will support, the USW is proud to partner with companies to ensure that this funding from the Inflation Reduction Act will work to grow our nation’s manufacturing capacity in critical industries while also reducing our carbon footprint.

“We’re pleased to see projects funded at our existing facilities, as well as paving the way for future workers to enjoy the benefits of unionization. We look forward to working with all our partners to move this effort forward and ensure the jobs these investments create are good, safe and community-supporting union jobs.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, mining, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining, the service, public and health care sectors and higher education. For more information: www.usw.org.

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