|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
Local 1899’s Family Picnic will be Saturday, October 25th. The fun starts at 11:00 a.m. at the Tri-Township Park in Troy, Illinois, Il. Rt. 162.
Live music will be provided by “Hot Wire” with our very own Davey Lange from the Hot Strip Dept. There will be plenty of Bar-B-Q, and cold refreshments as well as bingo and prizes.
Active and retired members are invited – so bring your family and enjoy the day!
Please bring a side dish. See you there October 25th!
U.S. Steel's Mario Longhi Takes on a Heavy Load; Cost-Cutting CEO Attempts to Turn Off 'Road to Destruction' After Five Years of Losses
PITTSBURGH—When Mario Longhi took the reins of U.S. Steel Corp. a year ago, the company was, in his words, on "a road to destruction."Read more >>>
USW Deputy Registrars Terry Biggs and Toby Keller will be at GCW plant gates to register members the week of September 21st to vote. Read more >>>
U.S. Steel Corp. said Tuesday its Canadian unit would apply for bankruptcy protection, as the 113-year-old steelmaker seeks to stop the bleeding after five straight years of losses.Read more >>>
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President Sends Powerful Message at USW Local 50 Picnic in Granite City, Il.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka attended USW Local 50’s annual picnic on September 13 in Granite City, Illinois. Mr. Trumka attended to reinforce his solidarity with local labor and Illinois 12th District Congressman, Bill Enyart. Both leaders relayed powerful messages concerning the upcoming election in November to members of USW Locals 1899, 50 and 68 as well as UMWA and SOAR. Read more >>>
During the USW District 7 Sub-2 Officers Council Meeting in Granite City, Ill. on August 29, 2014 Illinois Congressional Rep. Bill Enyart - Democrat - Belleville, addressed USW members with his concerns for and the importance of our nation's November 4, 2014 mid-term elections while addressing his support for organized labor and middle-class empowerment.
USW Local 1899 once again won the award and trophie for the largest participating local union in the Greater Madison County Federation of Labor Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 1st. Read more >>>
"Right to Work" (RTW) WON'T Work in Illinois!
The Illinois AFL-CIO is sponsoring Union Day 2014 at the Illinois VS Purdue football game in Champaign, Ilinois on Saturday, October 4th. STEELWORKERS' TICKETS ARE FREE! That's right... USW District 7 is purchasing tickets for members to attend the game, and pre-game rally and tailgate.Read more >>>
(Pittsburgh) – United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today after the International Trade Commission’s vote on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) dumped into the U.S. market: Read more >>>
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United Steelworkers Local 1899 recently had an opportunity to show support for Madison County Circuit Judge Clarence Harrison. Judge Harrison currently serves as the Madison County Family Court Judge, and is running for election. While attending his Southern Style Bar-B-Q fundraiser at the American Legion, Edwardsville, Illinois the Judge’s explicit awareness of middle class deterioration, and his concern for working people became evident. Read more >>>
Union Advises Members Not to Sign Form
[Letter from President Dan Simmons]
Recently the Company distributed to members a number of USS corporate policies and instructed them to acknowledge receipt by signing an enclosed form.
The Union was not provided copies of the documents so as to determine their legal and contractual appropriateness.Read more >>>
For viewing related videos, daily newsletters, resolutions and Flickr photos from each day of the recently concluded USW International Convention, go to:
The 2014 Convention of the United Steelworkers (USW) greeted International President Leo W. Gerard with a standing ovation, to which he responded by asking the 3,000 delegates and guests to sustain that enthusiasm for the hard but essential work ahead of organizing and political activism.The 2014 Convention of the United Steelworkers (USW) greeted International President Leo W. Gerard with a standing ovation, to which he responded by asking the 3,000 delegates and guests to sustain that enthusiasm for the hard but essential work ahead of organizing and political activism. Read more >>>
USW Convention in Las Vegas: Aug. 11-Aug. 14
(Las Vegas, Aug. 10) – More than 2,500 elected United Steelworkers (USW) local union leaders from across North America will be gathering under the banner, “A Union That Works,” joined by top international officers and executives.Read more >>>
The International Union has informed the Local that the 2014 2nd Quarter Profit Sharing Payment will be 23 cents for each worked/credited hour. Read more >>>
NEW YORK — Oil country tubular goods (OCTG) prices are gathering steam following the recent anti-dumping trade case ruling that saw duties levied against South Korea, the largest overseas supplier of the product to the United States, although sources said many mills are still in a wait-and-see mode on pricing. Read more >>>
The Steelworker Pension Trust Retirement Seminar, sponsored by Local 1899 on Friday, July 25, saw substantial attendance by members of Locals 1899, 68, and 50. The event took place at the Tri-Cities Labor Temple. Read more >>>
Wall St. Journal
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the most powerful global entity pushing to expand and control trade, serving the world’s corporate elite and generally leaving the rest of us behind. They are asking for input on trade and how it affects our daily lives through an online survey dubbed a “public forum.” While this is a poor excuse for true public involvement, it’s important for us to take the opportunity to weigh in.
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By Brian O'Neil / Pittsburgh Post Gazette
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By International President Leo Gerard May 20, 2014
Steelworkers and CEOs, Democrats and Republicans are rallying together this month across the country to alert their fellow Americans to a threat to independence.
U.S. Steel CEO Mario Longhi and USW President Leo Gerard testify on Captiol Hill that Korea steel imports are illegal
March 25, 2014 Trib LIVE
Read the latest issue of USW Local 1899 newsletter The Mettle Post.
Wall St. Journal By Chuin-Wei Yap
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 >>>
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:
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Steelworkers Organization for Active Retirees
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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 >>>
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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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