Category Archives: Media and News

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Trade deal adds to steelwokers’ worries

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement represents a major threat to the U.S. steel industry, a United Steelworker representative said this week during a visit to Pueblo following the short-term layoff of 450 local steelworkers. The layoffs in EVRAZ Pueblo’s rail and steelmaking operations were the latest cuts implemented as the U.S. steel industry struggles […]

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United Steelworkers to appeal debt decision in U.S. Steel proceedings

The United Steelworkers will launch an appeal to overturn a judge’s ruling favouring U.S. Steel in ongoing bankruptcy protection proceedings. The union made the announcement on Friday, following Monday’s Superior Court ruling where Justice Herman Wilton-Siegel decided in favour of the Pittsburgh-based corporation on claims that the more than $2.2 billion it invested in the […]

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Build all that infrastructure with Canadian stuff, like steel, say Steelworkers

OTTAWA – The success or failure of today’s federal budget depends on whether proposed spending is aimed at rebuilding Canadian manufacturing and preserving Canadian control over our economy, says Ken Neumann, National Director of the United Steelworkers (USW). “The Conservative government, through ill-conceived trade agreements and secret deals with foreign corporations, caused hundreds of thousands […]

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