USW Local 1066


Union Meetings

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!


 Informational Meetings Have Been Cancelled Until Further Notice

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2015 Fightback Labor Festival - Keynote Speaker: Richard Trumka

Republic Steel Memorial Day Massacre Commemoration

Sat., May 16, 2015 * 2 pm
11731 So Avenue “O”
Chicago 60617


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Maintenance Learner Testing

Effective 4/6/15, the Learner Program is being idled. This includes both the MTM and MTE Learner Programs.

For any questions, please contact Frank Pokrywczynski @ 887-0591.

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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.


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Mine Expansion Passed by Army Corps of Engineers

United States Steel Corporation Receives Final Approval
For Minntac Expansion

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.

"We are very thankful for the support of our congressional delegation – Senators Klobuchar and Franken and Congressman Nolan, in assisting Minntac with the permits," said Larry Sutherland, general manager of Minnesota Ore Operations regarding the support received throughout the permitting process. "We are pleased to have the final permits in hand and begin work on the expansion."

As a result of the extension, Minntac will be expanded by 483 acres, extending the life of the mine by 16 years and ensuring the long-term competitiveness of the facility. Approximately 100 jobs have been created as a result of the project.

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

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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
Jobs across the country are on the line as America's steel producers face an enormous threat from illegal foreign competition.
Tell your elected officials you're counting on them to stick up for American workers when the Department of Commerce makes its critical ruling in the Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) trade case.
ACT NOW to 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!

>>>Part 1 March 17, 2014<<<

>>>Part 2 March 18, 2014<<<

>>>Part 3 March 19, 2014<<<

>>>Part 4 March 20, 2014<<<

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."

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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."

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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. -



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.
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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:

* Greg “Rico” GARCIA         184

* Donald B. TRIBBY            174

* Duane "Vern" JOYNER     159

* Curtis MABONE               134

Lillie TAYLOR                       95

William MCCALL                   86

Mark LANGBEHN, II              57

Jason BURKHART                53

>>>Official Results<<<

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

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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:



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 U.S. Steel's Portage, Indiana Plant Cranking out Steel for Automakers
By Joeseph Pete

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.

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U.S. Steel takes 1.8 Billion Writedown Amid Higher Imports 


The Contract Books have been delivered. If you have not received one yet, contact your Section Griever for a copy.

Memorial Day Massacre Ceremony 18 May 2013  

>>>>>The Story<<<<<

US Steel Enters Agreement

US Steel and Carpenter Enter into Agreement for Development of Lighter High-Strength Steel

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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


The United Steelworkers stand up and fight back for workers around the world ... Read more >>>

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