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March 6, 2020

Chairman Lamb, co-chairs Crawford and Bost, thank you for the opportunity to testify at this year’s steel caucus hearing; my name is Tom Conway and I am the International President of the United Steelworkers (USW). The USW is the largest manufacturing union in North Am...

March 3, 2020

The AFL-CIO is working with its affiliates to immediately develop and disseminate educational, training and logistical resources and recommendations and the most up-to-date materials about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Many are already available here and include s...

February 25, 2020

Along with its origin nation of China, COVID-19 illnesses, most of them associated with travel from Wuhan, also are being reported in a growing number of international locations, including the United States. Some person-to-person spread of this virus outside China has...

February 8, 2020

Members from across the nation descended on our nation's Capitol to push for what's being called the most sweeping pro-union, pro-workers' rights legislation in a generation.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted late Thursday to approve the Protecting the Right to Or...

January 15, 2020

Bill Alston
District 7
USW Local 9777
Emploer: Atkore International
Harvey, IL

I have been a dues-paying member of the United Steelworkers for nearly 35 years, and I am a proud contributor to our union’s Political Action Committee (USW PAC). The labor movement is the la...

December 19, 2019

This has been a year full of changes at the USW International headquarters and with the USW Atomic Energy Workers Council (AEWC).

As you know, International Vice President Carol Landry retired last July and the International Executive Board appointed me to take her plac...

November 25, 2019

After a months-long campaign bolstered by United Steelworkers (USW) activists, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309) reached the floor of the U.S. House last Thursday and passed.

The bipartisan-sponsored bill, intro...

November 10, 2019

This Veterans Day, we would like to honor one of our own that has done outstanding work for our veterans in Canada: Scott Casey, from Local 7619, at Tech Resources, in Logan Lake, British Columbia, has used his own struggle to help others. Working with our Veterans of...

October 23, 2019

During his first appearance as USW president on The Leslie Marshall Show, Tom Conway talked about the irony of fighting for organizing rights in a country that touts itself for its freedoms.

Workers across the country are struggling to make ends meet in an economy that...

September 10, 2019

More than 1,600 activists from USW and Communications Workers of America (CWA) locals, along with managers at USW- and CWA-represented companies, are in Pittsburgh this week aiming to make their workplaces safer and healthier.

“The work that you’re doing is crucial to t...

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