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February 1, 2009 | Reuters
The United Steelworkers union said Saturday that it would extend by 24 hours talks for a new labor contract for U.S. refinery workers, delaying a possible strike that could affect over half of U.S. refining capacity. "Sufficient progress has been made in our deliberations today to warrant a rolling 24-hour extension at all locations," USW spokeswoman Lynne Baker said in a statement. "Discussions are continuing." A spokesman for lead refiner negotiator Shell Oil Co.
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BUSINESS
April 19, 2007 | From the Associated Press
U.S. and British trade unions agreed to work toward a merger that would establish the first transatlantic labor organization and pave the way for a larger entity to represent workers worldwide. The Pittsburgh-based United Steelworkers union and two British unions -- Amicus and the Transport and General Workers' Union -- are expected to begin talks in June and could merge within one year, United Steelworkers President Leo W. Gerard said.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Steelworkers Reach Tentative Pact: The union said the four-year contract with Lukens Steel Co. would cover 1,150 workers in Coatesville, Pa. Andrew V. Palm, chief negotiator for the United Steelworkers of America, said the agreement includes provisions for wage and benefit increases, employment security and improvements regarding the contracting of work and in pension payments. A secret ballot vote is scheduled for Wednesday.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2005 | From Reuters
The United Steelworkers of America and the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union said they would merge, creating the largest industrial labor union in North America. The unions said the merger would increase their bargaining and organizing power, with 850,000 members including most U.S. steelworkers, paper mill employees and refinery workers. The merger is subject to approval by union members.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2003 | From Associated Press
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and the United Steelworkers of America agreed to a tentative three-year contract, reducing the threat of a strike at the struggling company. The union said its members must vote on the contract before it is ratified. The Akron, Ohio-based company's contract with the union expired April 19 but had been extended. It covered 16,000 employees at 14 plants in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, Alabama, Nebraska, Wisconsin, New York, Kansas, Texas and Tennessee.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Steelworkers Approve Pact With LTV: The approval by the United Steelworkers of America eases the way for the company to emerge from six years under federal bankruptcy court protection. USW spokesman Gary Hubbard said the contract, which affects about 13,000 workers in six states, was approved by a 4-1 margin.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The strike against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. entered its second day Friday with union workers determined to press their demands after accepting concessions three years ago that they say were crucial to the tire maker's successful turnaround. "We gave up a lot in the last contract to be treated fairly this time," said Barbra Kielec, a seven-year employee at the Tonawanda, N.Y.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2005 | From Reuters
The United Steelworkers of America and the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union said they would merge, creating the largest industrial labor union in North America. The unions said the merger would increase their bargaining and organizing power, with 850,000 members including most U.S. steelworkers, paper mill employees and refinery workers. The merger is subject to approval by union members.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2003 | From Associated Press
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and the United Steelworkers of America agreed to a tentative three-year contract, reducing the threat of a strike at the struggling company. The union said its members must vote on the contract before it is ratified. The Akron, Ohio-based company's contract with the union expired April 19 but had been extended. It covered 16,000 employees at 14 plants in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, Alabama, Nebraska, Wisconsin, New York, Kansas, Texas and Tennessee.
NATIONAL
June 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The United Steelworkers union broke off contract talks with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. after rejecting the company's latest offer. The union has said it is prepared to strike. No new talks were scheduled, union spokesman Wayne Ranick said in Cincinnati. The union's contract with 11 Goodyear plants expired April 19 but had been extended on a day-to-day basis while talks continued. The contract remained in effect because both sides had agreed to a 72-hour notice before termination.
SPORTS
January 18, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move believed to be the first attempt by a major union to organize college athletes, a former UCLA football player and United Steelworkers of America will announce today the formation of the Collegiate Athletes Coalition. Ramogi Huma, a linebacker for the Bruins from 1995 through '98, will hold a news conference on campus today to unveil a group comprising virtually every current UCLA football player as well as several former players.
NEWS
July 22, 1999 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trade advocates are bracing for a ruling by a federal judge in Alabama in a little-noticed lawsuit whose outcome could dramatically alter the way the U.S. has conducted its trade policy over four decades. Sometime in the next few weeks, U.S. District Judge Robert Propst is expected to rule in a labor-backed lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement. The case has attracted the attention of some of the nation's top legal scholars.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1989
Preliminary OK at Bethlehem: Officials of the United Steelworkers of America voted to grant preliminary approval to a new contract with Pittsburgh-based Bethlehem Steel Corp., the nation's second-largest steelmaker, that would raise steelworkers' wages at the company 8.09%. If approved, the contract, which includes new profit-sharing, inflation adjustment and overtime policies, would be the first settlement with one of the four major steelmakers whose labor pacts expire July 31. The agreement also calls for wage hikes in 1991 and 1992.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
The United Steelworkers of America said it may consider ending a boycott of Wells Fargo & Co. after the San Francisco-based bank stopped acting as the organizer of a $125 million line of credit for Oregon Steel Mills Inc. Wells Fargo will continue to contribute to the credit line, though Oregon Steel itself is arranging banks' participation, the company and the bank said. A Wells Fargo spokeswoman described as "exaggerated" the union's claim that the boycott led to $1.
BUSINESS
February 17, 1999 | Associated Press
Leading U.S. steel companies and the United Steelworkers Union filed more import complaints, accusing eight countries of dumping steel in the U.S. market. The action against the Czech Republic, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macedonia and South Korea came just days after the industry won a ruling that Japan and Brazil had illegally dumped hot-rolled steel. The new complaints involve cut-to-length steel plate.
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