|USW Local 1066|
Union Meetings are currently held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
Any upcoming or changing activities will be posted on the EVENTS OR CALENDAR tab of the site! Check often as the activities for the year will be posted here!
LOBBY DAY 2015
District 7 Lobby Day is March 16th. The bus will leave McBride Hall at 6:00 a.m.sharp and will be back at about 6:00 p.m. Limited seating is available. Call 219-886-2596 to reserve seating.
PROFIT SHARING FOR 4th QUARTER 2014
The International Union has informed the Local that the 2014 4th Quarter Profit Sharing Payment will be $4.04 for each worked/credited hour (480 hrs.)
A member will receive approximately $1939.20 before deductions for a full payment of total eligible hours.
This Union negotiated payment, made possible by your hard work, must contractually be paid within 15 days following the publicly released audited finacial statement.
According to the Company, the new "EMPLOYEE RESOURCE CENTER" (former Employee Portal), will be up and running by March 2, 2015. Everyone should be receiving a letter in the mail explaining how to access the site and what new or different information will be on it.
Black History Month
STOP FAST TRACK NOW!!!
CALL YOUR CONGRESS REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATORS AND LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE AGAINST FAST TRACK LEGISLATION!!
Mine Expansion Passed by Army Corps of Engineers
United States Steel Corporation Receives Final Approval
Published: Sept 12, 2014 2:43 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation X, -0.70% announces that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the final necessary federal permits for expansion of the company's Minntac facility, located in Mountain Iron, Minn.The taconite mine extension project received the necessary state permits earlier this year.
United States Steel Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a leading integrated steel producer and Fortune 200 company with major production operations in the United States, Canada and Central Europe and an annual raw steelmaking capability of 27 million net tons. The company manufactures a wide range of value-added steel sheet and tubular products. For more information about U. S. Steel, please visit www.ussteel.com.
SOURCE United States Steel Corporation
Shares of a number of U.S. steelmakers moved north last Friday after the U.S. International Trade Commission (“USITC”) confirmed the imposition of anti-dumping orders against six countries accused for illegally dumping cheap steel products into the U.S. market. The ruling marks a much-needed triumph for U.S. producers struggling to defend their turf from a flood of cheap steel from foreign manufacturers, especially from South Korea.
USW Welcomes Commerce Department Decision on South Korean Oil Country Tubular Goods
(Pittsburgh) – United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Commerce made its decision to impose dumping margins against South Korean oil country tubular goods (OCTG) dumped into the United States:
>>>> Contact your Federal Officials here!<<<<
Save Our Steel Jobs
Save Our Steel Jobs action discussed between AAM President Scott Paul and Economic Policy Institute Robert Scott Read more >>>
The Ed Show - Fighting Chance American Steel
A series on American Steel and how foreign trade agreements are destroying our industry.
This is the Testimony of M. Longhi to the Congressional Steel Caucus 3-25-14.
Please read the Joint USS-USW Letter from Mario Longhi and Leo Gerard dated 3-25-2014 and write your Senators and Representatives on this matter! Use the link on the bottom right side of the 1066 home page with the U.S. Capital to locate your Federal Legislators!
Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal Dead for Now
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid broke publicly with the White House Wednesday on trade policy, instantly imperiling two major international trade deals and punching a hole in one piece of the economic agenda the president outlined in his State of the Union address a day earlier.
Mr. Reid told reporters he opposed legislation aimed at smoothing the passage of free-trade agreements, a vital component to negotiating any deal, and pointedly said supporters should back down.
"I'm against fast track," Mr. Reid (D., Nev.) said, using the shorthand term for legislation that prevents overseas trade agreements from being amended during the congressional approval process. "I think everyone would be well-advised just not to push this right now."
Antidumping tariffs will keep China, India and other countries from flooding the U.S. market with hot-rolled steel for at least another five years.
The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Tuesday that revoking existing duties on hot-rolled steel products from six foreign countries would cause economic damage to U.S. steelmakers and harm steelworkers, at least for the foreseeable future. The federal agency will continue to impose antidumping and countervailing tariffs on steel from China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and Ukraine.
"The decision made today by the ITC is a positive step in the right direction," said U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind. "My unwavering commitment to protecting and advancing steel and manufacturing jobs throughout Northwest Indiana will continue."
The (ITC) ruled Tuesday that revoking existing duties on hot-rolled steel products from six foreign countries would cause economic damage to U.S. steelmakers and harm steelworkers, at least for the foreseeable future. -
U.S. Steel to Idle Two Tubular Facilities in Pennsylvania and Texas: Foreign Dumping Unfairly Traded Tubular Products A Contributing Factor
PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2014
United States Steel Corporation announced today it will indefinitely idle two tubular manufacturing facilities in McKeesport, Pa., and Bellville, Texas, in early August, impacting approximately 260 employees as a result of business conditions which are influenced by unfairly traded tubular products imported into the United States. You have to do something to stop the dumping.
Brothers and Sisters of Local Union 1066, President Galoozis was voted to attend by acclamtion by the house members that attended the meeting.
These are the final results of the Local Union 1066 election of Delegates to the Constitutional Convention:
* Donald B. TRIBBY 174
* Duane "Vern" JOYNER 159
* Curtis MABONE 134
Lillie TAYLOR 95
Mark LANGBEHN, II 57
Jason BURKHART 53
U. S. Steel Tubular to Supply Iraq Consortium
U.S. Firms Form Consortium to Service Burgeoning Iraq Oil & Gas Market NAWAH, U.S. Steel Tubular Products, MRC Global Bring Proven Industry, Regional Expertise to Iraq’s Extensive Development Efforts
BREAKING NEWS - OFFICIAL: MILLSAP ELECTED DIRECTOR
District 7 Director Jim Robinson announced while attending the United Steelworkers Rapid Response Conference in Washington, that appeals he had filed contesting the November 26, 2013 International Election have been denied. As a result, the unofficial election results are affirmed:
MIKE MILLSAP - 5,892
JIM ROBINSON - 5,768
U.S. Steel's Portage, Indiana Plant Cranking out Steel for Automakers
The former National Steel finishing facility, which the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker bought out of bankruptcy a decade ago, processes metal for cars, cans, refrigerators, highway signs, utility boxes, doors and roof shingles. The plant makes the steel -- forged 10 miles away at Gary Works -- more valuable with treatments, such as zinc coating to keep it from rusting for years.
The Contract Books have been delivered. If you have not received one yet, contact your Section Griever for a copy.
US Steel Enters Agreement
US Steel and Carpenter Enter into Agreement for Development of Lighter High-Strength Steel
Bring Jobs Home
In the past decade, 50,000 manufacturing sites closed and 6 million American jobs were lost because of outsourcing.
Should Be Made in America!
California’s Made-in-China Bay Bridge Symbol of Failure
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