Posts tagged United Steelworkers

    Labor unions run full court press in favor of Democrats $739B Inflation Reduction Act

    August 9, 2022 // Labor union bosses have praised the legislation as a big win for their members. The AFL-CIO is particularly pleased with the hundreds of billions of dollars the bill directs to climate-related initiatives. "These provisions dramatically lower the cost of clean energy, positioning the U.S. to make deep carbon emissions reductions while preserving and creating millions of jobs, with an especially big boost to manufacturing," said AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler. "Importantly for fairness and diversity, it pushes investment to fossil fuel and underserved communities. While the 'union bonus' incentives we advocated for were not included, the bill retains provisions that strengthen prevailing wage, apprenticeship and domestic content standards throughout."

    Former NKY worker at Duro Hilex Poly tells state official that steelworkers union forced her to be a member

    July 7, 2022 // The complaint notes that Local 832 officials are illegally demanding both union membership and full dues payment from workers as a condition of staying employed, a clear violation of the Commonwealth’s Right to Work law that makes union membership and financial support strictly voluntary. The employee, Melva Hernandez, is receiving free legal aid from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. She maintains that the company deducted dues money illegally from her paycheck for the union as the result of a forced unionism contract provision that cannot lawfully be enforced in Kentucky. Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet Secretary, Melva Hernandez, Kentucky Labor Cabinet, USW Local 832 President Tara Purnhagen,

    Northern KY Worker Asks State Official to Prosecute Steelworkers Union for Violating Kentucky Right to Work Law

    July 1, 2022 // After Hernandez tendered her resignation to Purnhagen, “Ms. Purnhagen scolded and harassed me, accusing me of trying to convince my fellow co-workers to drop their union memberships,” Hernandez’s complaint says. Purnhagen also forbade Hernandez from discussing with her coworkers reasons to refrain from union membership. “As of today’s filing, the company and the union have not reimbursed me for the money seized in union dues in violation of Kentucky law,” the complaint says. Kentucky’s Right to Work law, Kentucky Labor Cabinet, USW Local 832 President Tara Purnhagen, Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary,

    Texas oil refinery workers ratify Exxon labor contract offer

    February 22, 2022 // Union workers locked out of their jobs at a Texas oil refinery for nearly 10 months voted on Monday to accept an Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) contract offer, ceding to a key company demand that it have the right to determine plant assignments.

    U.S. Refining Output At Stake As Union Prepares To Strike

    February 3, 2022 // A refinery strike right now would have an even graver impact on the industry than it would at any other time, with prices at the pump already too high for many. The last time refinery workers striked, in 2015, refineries had to slash production capacity by half, and one refinery shut down completely.

    Buffett rejects Sanders’ call to intervene

    December 31, 2021 // Several hundred striking workers at a manufacturing facility owned by Berkshire Hathaway have picked up some high-profile support from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, but the company's CEO, Warren Buffett, has declined to get involved in the contract dispute.