US Steelworkers

United Steelworkers Accepts New Four-Year Labor Contract With Alcoa

United Steelworkers Accepts New Four-Year Labor Contract With Alcoa

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation and United Steelworkers (USW) said late last week that USW’s membership at Alcoa’s facilities voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new four-year labor agreement hammered out by negotiators for the two parties earlier this year. The agreement,...

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Quebec Government Announces C$100 Million Aid Package to Small Aluminium Smelters

The government of Quebec announced earlier this week a plan to come to the rescue of the province’s smaller aluminium and steel firms by way of a C$100-million loan package. As hinted at last week, Canadian Economy Minister Dominique Anglade rolled out the plan on Monday shortly after meeting with representatives of the province’s aluminium […]

USW Chief Girard Defends “Crucial” Trump Aluminium Tariffs

The head of North America’s biggest union offered a counterpoint to the global condemnation of the Trump aluminium tariffs in an editorial over the weekend, reaffirming the United States president’s reasoning behind enacting the broad tariffs earlier this year. United Steelworkers president Leo W. Girard wrote in an opinion piece published on Sunday that Trump’s […]

Contract Talks to Resume At Québec Aluminium Smelter ABI

Alcoa Corp will soon resume negotiations with the union labor force currently on strike at Québec’s Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI). The plant’s management made known its readiness to again take up labor talks with the provincial labor ministry late last week. The ABI plant, which boasts a primary aluminium production capacity of around 430 […]

Century and UAW Appeal to Trump for Decisive Action Upon Section 232 Aluminium Investigation’s Completion

Leaders from Century Aluminum and United Steelworkers added their voices to a growing chorus of industry and political leaders urging United States President Donald Trump to use the soon-to-be-released findings from the Commerce Department’s Section 232 national security investigation into alleged illegal dumping of aluminium into the U.S. market by producers from the People’s Republic […]

USW Urges CFIUS to Reject Zhongwang Purchase of Aleris

United Steelworkers president Leo W. Gerard sent an open letter to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew on Thursday urging the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to recommend against the purchase of Aleris Corporation by China Zhongwang. Though rumors regarding the firm’s alleged involvement in the fake aluminium semis have […]