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USW ratifies integration agreement with IP

25 October, 2012The United Steelworkers (USW) announced workers ratified an agreement about the integration of 1,400 workers at 18 former Temple Inland box plants into the union’s master economic agreement with International Paper (IP).

Steelworkers ratify agreement with U.S. Steel

4 October, 2012Members of the United Steelworkers, North American affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, voted in favour of the new agreement with U.S. Steel.

Unions want justice at Grupo Mexico

26 September, 2012On 18 September unions took action in Mexico, Peru and the USA demanding that Grupo Mexico respect workers and unions at all of it’s operations.

Workers celebrate agreements with ArcelorMittal in Pittsburgh and Monrovia.

20 September, 2012IndustriALL Global Union U.S. affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) reached a tentative new three-year agreement with ArcelorMittal for the company's operations in USA. One month earlier, the United Workers Union of Liberia (UWUL) managed to get their first deal with the same company.

Siemens anti-union campaign bullies workers out of organizing

13 September, 2012IndustriALL-affiliated United Steelworkers (USW) was not surprised by an unsuccessful workplace election at Siemens in North East, Maryland, USA, on 7 September. Siemens management had employed harsh bullying tactics pressuring workers to vote against the union, besmirching the international reputation of the company weeks after it became a global framework agreement partner with IndustriALL.

Siemens GFA put to early test in the US

28 August, 2012The new Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with electronics multinational Siemens is being put to the test in a USW organizing drive at a plant in Maryland, USA. Join the LabourStart campaign to support workers threatened by company-hired union busters ahead of a 6 September vote.

Lock out of New York utility workers ends

30 July, 2012UWUA reached a tentative contract settlement with Consolidated Edison on Thursday 26 July ending a month-long lockout and a return to work for all 8,500 utility workers in New York.

IAM members fight Caterpillar on wage freeze

26 July, 2012Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union have been on strike at a Caterpillar plant in Illinois, USA since 1 May, 2012 rejecting deep contract concessions at a time when business is booming.

USW sets bargaining agenda for pulp & paper negotiations

26 July, 2012Determining a common negotiating agenda for bargaining, and setting policy goals, objectives and action plans for the next two years was the task of the USW’s biannual Paper Sector Bargaining Conference in Pittsburgh from 10 to 12 July.

Bridgestone workers still on strike in Bahia, Brazil

20 July, 2012The workers have been on strike for 20 days and have received support from the USW in the United States, which has promised to seek channels of mediation with the company.