|LOCAL 1899 GRANITE CITY, IL|
It is our pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the membership of United Steelworkers Local 1899. We are dedicated to informing our members and building solidarity. Our Local is proud to represent over 100 years of unbroken unionism at Granite City Steel. Read more >>>
Local 1899 and Amalgamated Units* Union Meetings are held at the Tri-Cities Labor Temple, 2014 State Street, Granite City, IL
*Credit Union Unit meetings held at the Local 1899 Grievance Hall, 2334 E. 25th Street, Granite City. For meeting times, please click Blue Title Above
We’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and we can celebrate Ireland’s patron saint who drove the snakes off the Emerald Isle (some say on to planes, but that’s another story) with union libations and hearty fare. Read more >>>
The newly opened “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge” joining St. Louis with the Illinois metro area is more than just ordinary and functional. What makes the completion of the Stan Span and all the new approach ramps even more appealing for members of USW Local 1899 and 50 who were in attendance for the ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday February 8, 2014 is the recognition that the steel used in the construction was all Made in America.
Read the latest issue of USW Local 1899 newsletter The Mettle Post.
More than 600 United Steelworkers from across the United States and Canada, including our four Local 1899 delegates standing in the picture of the left, gathered in Washington D.C. from February 10-12 at the USW 2014 Rapid Response and Legislative Conference.
February 19, 2014 TribLIVE
The 2014 Rapid Response and Legislative Conference is being held in Washington, D.C from February 10-12. The focus will be on building on the best of past conferences and incorporating more ideas, information and networking during an action-packed three days.
APPEALS DENIED; ROBINSON CONCEDES
February 10, 2014 4:55 PM CST
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
Robinson announced Mike Millsap was the newly elected District 7 Director, and conceded the election to members attending the conference.Read more >>>
Steelworkers to Participate in Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Opening; Int’l Vice President Conway to Attend
Members are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge this Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Read more >>>
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. Read more >>>
President Barack Obama was greeted by United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard when he visited the U.S. Steel Irvin plant in West Mifflin, PA. Read more >>>
Wall Street Journal
On Friday January 24, 2014 USW Local 1899 Rapid Response Coordinator, Terry Biggs along with Local 50 Ironmaking RR Coordinator, Toby Keller were accompanied by Jeff Rains and Dennis Barker from Granite City
United Steelworkers District 7 - Sub 2 Annual Scholarship, as well as Local 1899 Annual Scholarship application forms, are available at the Local 1899 Administrative Office, Tri-Cities Labor Temple. Read more >>>
Our USW Local 1899 Rapid Response Chairman, Terry Biggs announced a major action on
Wall St. Journal By Chuin-Wei Yap
After Near Death, Over 2 Million Jobs - including steelworkers at GCW - Saved by Government Loans to Auto Industry
Now that the government is officially out of the car business, and steelmakers and their employees are gainfully employed in no small part because of the success of the American Auto Industry: Will Republicans ever admit that the GM and Chrysler loans was the right thing to do? See read more below video for facts that should make all Americans happy.
Granite City Steelworkers Organization Active Retirees - SOAR 7-34-2- Sends Gift Boxes to Troops Overseas
At the November meeting of the Granite City SOAR Chapter 7-34-2 our members brought bags and bags of supplies, snacks and much needed items for our troops currently serving overseas. There were enough items donated to fill 14 boxes that will be sent to Afghanistan hopefully they will arrive in time for Christmas. Each box also contained a personal note from SOAR members. Read more >>>
This is not some radical stance on trade—it is textbook economics. Despite the preponderance of evidence that trade deals do not work as expected the administration is now negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. Lori Wallach of Public Citizen said, “The pact will facilitate offshoring, ban Buy American provisions and erode manufacturing jobs. Read more >>>
Today, July 29, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the senior Senator from Massachusetts, visited with the United Steelworkers (USW) International Executive Board to talk about our shared values, Read more >>>
Fun and educational black and white YouTube video capturing the 1938 era of the city, the steelmaking process with theater style period voice-over describing "The Niagara of liquid fury" when tapping an open-hearth heat of steel.
If you are injured in the course of your work, you should report the injury to your supervisor immediately, regardless of how minor you think the injury may be.
Following an injury sustained at work, you may choose the doctor or hospital of your choice for your treatment and the Company must provide transportation for your care. If you are transported to the Veeder Health Clinic and the USS medical personnel provide first aid treatment or any other immediate medical attention, this will not be considered as your choice for treatment. If the injury is of a serious nature, in need of hospital care, you should request to go directly to the hospital of your choice.
For more information on your rights under the State of Illinois Workers Compensation Program, you can find the Illinois Compensation Handbook at the following link; http://www.iwcc.il.gov/handbook062811.pdf
When an injury occurs, your care should be the first and foremost concern and not the investigation into the cause or the details concerning the injury. If you are questioned or interviewed by a representative of the Company as to the cause or details of an incident with or without an injury, you have the right to Union Representative (a Union Grievance Committee Member). The Company has the contractual obligation to advise you of your right to have a Union Representative present at the interview. If you request a Union Representative, you have the right to not answer any questions until one is provided. This is also known as your Weingarten Rights. These rights apply when you’re at the Veeder Health Clinic as well. The Union Safety Representative’s job is to investigate the cause of an injury and to promote a safe workplace and cannot protect you in the same manner as the Union Grievance Representative can. No member should be disciplined for suffering an injury or illness or for reporting and incident/accident in good faith. In cases where disciplinary action is involved as a result of a safety violation, the newly negotiated 2012 contract language – an industry first – requires the Company to adhere to principles of progressive discipline; to take into account the gravity of the violation and member’s prior discipline record unless the violation results from malice, recklessness or knowing defiance of an established and properly communicated safety rule, policy or procedure.
The Right to a Reasonable Policy on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse:
What do you do when your world-famous brand is so smashed by the recession that your stock price falls from $75 to $8? What do you do when your manufacturing plant has a culture that leads to high rates of absenteeism on Mondays and Fridays? What do you do when your product takes 18 months to get into the hands of the customers who want it? Generally, you go out of business. Read more >>>
It might be too late for buying that Christmas present but it's not too late to save an American job. Don't believe the worn out cliche' that you can't find anything made in the U.S. anymore. Go to our "Buy Made in America Products" page for a primer.
If this page does not help you find the product you are shopping for, please come back later as the page continues to populate. Or, if you want to help build our U.S. economy you could either support a National Manufacturing Policy, contact your Congressman and demand he or she enforce Free Trade laws or go to our links page for additional resources..
Steelworkers Organization for Active Retirees
See Resources Link Page for GCW SOAR Website >>>
SOAR was established in 1985 to organically link the USW’s active members with those in retirement so that both can work on common problems. SOAR has proven to be a true partner of our active membership in the pursuit of economic security.Read more >>>
The United Steelworkers stand up and fight back for workers around the world ... Read more >>>
When Travis Turner was 9 months old he was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer and almost died. His father, Craig, is a member of USW Local 7248 in Ohio, and the family had good, union-negotiated health care through work.
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