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Overview of United Steelworkers (USW)

United Steelworkers (USW) is North America's largest industrial union, made up of 1.2 million members. USW members represent dozens of industries and and join together in local unions to negotiate more job security, a healthier and safer place to work, and better benefits from employers. 

USW Founding Principles:

  1. To unite in one organization, regardless of creed, color or nationality, all workmen and working women eligible for membership.
  2. To increase the wages, and improve the conditions of employment of our members by legislation, joint agreements or other legitimate means.
  3. To endeavor to obtain by joint negotiation or legislative enactment a six-hour day and five-day week.
  4. To strive for a minimum wage scale for all members of our organization.
  5. To provide for the education of our children by lawfully prohibiting their employment until they have reached eighteen years of age
  6. To secure equitable statutory old-age pension, workman’s compensation and unemployment insurance laws.
  7. To enforce existing just laws and to secure the repeal of those which are unjust.
  8. To secure by legislative enactment, laws protecting the limbs, lives and health of our members; (laws) establishing our right to   organize; (laws) preventing the employment of privately armed guards during labor disputes and such other legislation as will be beneficial.

 

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    February 16, 2015 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

    There are a number of important stories affecting the Oil & Gas industry right now, but one that hits particularly close to home is the standoff between the United Steelworkers (USW) union and several major oil refiners in the United States. As of February 12, this standoff and simultaneous strike are now in their 12th day, resulting in the largest work stoppage by refinery workers in the United States since 1980.


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