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Op-Ed: Directly Destroying Democracy

By Leo Gerard, President, the United Steel Workers In the olden days, buying votes was a risky business.  That’s not because the purchaser faced felony charges.  No, the real peril was that the guy bribing voters wouldn’t get what he wanted. The process was too indirect.  The man with “walking around money” would tell voters what he wanted them to […]

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Adjunct Professor’s Death Sparks Outrage, Including at USW

By R.J. Hufnagel USW@Work Staff Writer PITTSBURGH —The death of dedicated Duquesne University French professor and Steelworkers supporter Margaret Mary Vojtko, 83, has sparked outrage on the university’s Pittsburgh campus and in the surrounding area. That’s because Vojtko, despite a consistently heavy workload, her advanced degree and her 25 years at the school, was still considered “part time,” an adjunct […]

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Gerard Urges Progressives To Campaign ‘For Kids and Grandkids’

WASHINGTON —Progressives must  campaign to defend U.S. values, institutions and programs “for our kids and grandkids,” Steel Workers President Leo Gerard says. Accepting the “Progressive Champion” award from the Campaign for America’s Future at a Nov. 6 dinner/fundraiser, Gerard said the Radical Right aims at cutting everything from pay to pensions to Social Security to health care to the environment. […]

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10,000 PEOPLE PARADE through Milwaukee on May Day, demonstrating for rights for undocumented workers.  It was one of 70 such marches, with heavy union participation, nationwide

Back To Bargaining Table For Steel Workers, Cat In Milwaukee?

MILWAUKEE —It may be back to the bargaining table for the Steel Workers and Caterpillar in Milwaukee, a day after the local union’s members rejected the heavy equipment firm’s 6-year contract with a total wage freeze – and one week after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed the local a win against the company. The workers, members of USW […]

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ExxonMobil’s Refusal To Deal With Safety Leads To Lockout Threat Vs. USW At Biggest U.S Refinery

BAYTOWN, Texas —ExxonMobil’s flat refusal to deal with safety issues at the largest refinery in the U.S., in Baytown, Texas, has led the oil firm to threaten to lock out its 850 employees, members of the Steel Workers local there. USW, which is trying to negotiate a new contract, had to give ExxonMobil a 60-day notice of a possible strike. […]

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USW’s Beevers Warns Of Toxic HF Fumes Threat From Refineries

WASHINGTON —The threat of a rapidly spreading toxic cloud of hydrofluoric acid (HF) fumes from an accident at one of 50 big U.S. oil refineries is so great that the resulting disaster would be equivalent of another Bhopal, the infamous Union Carbide chemical release accident in India that sickened millions and killed thousands, a top Steelworkers official says. And, adds […]

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