|LOCAL 1899 GRANITE CITY, IL|
"Wishing you and your family blessings of health, happiness and success on Thanksgiving!"
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
ABC News/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site by the NHL's Penguins.
U.S. Steel Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi said the new headquarters will open by September 2017, by which time the company's 50-year lease will expire at the 64-story U.S. Steel Tower downtown, the city's tallest building.Read more >>>
Production will begin in January, 2015 for a movie to be shot in Granite City, Illinois, starring William Hurt and Shirley MacLaine. The movie will relive a true story about steelworkers, basketball, survival, brotherhood and against all odds - winning in mid-America. The Eastern European immigrants were looked down upon as those who lived on the “other side of the tracks” in west Granite - Lincoln Place. But the relationship between the all workers and ethnicities in the mills improved as they developed ties and their bond with the United Steelworkers Union in 1942 and their victorious 1940 Illinois State Basketball Championship.
Live Music by "Hotwire" with Roll Shop's Davey Lange
The annual Local 1899 Christmas party is just around the corner! Members and family (no children, please) are invited to take part in the Holiday festivities on Thursday, December 18th following our regular, abbrevited Union meeting.Read more >>>
USW District 7 Women of Steel (WOS) at USS Granite City Works conducted a Holiday Toy Drive for the children of members of Local 7-669 at Honeywell, Metropolis, IL. on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Honeywell has locked-out their Union represented employees since August. Read more >>>
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(Metropolis, Ill.) The United Steelworkers (USW) and USW Local 7-669 filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Nov. 10, 2014 concerning Honeywell Corp.’s lockout of its union members on Aug. 2, 2014.Read more >>>
Fast Track with TPP, no debate, no amendments, sovereignty between nations will be overridden when corporations can sue countries over pesky environmental, banking or labor regulations that obstruct their profit margins. We can forget about penalties and tariff relief from TPP manufacturers dumping their products (steel; see South Korea #SOSJobs) into the U.S. sold at less than the exporter’s production costs Not to be forgotten, if TPP passes in its present form, "Buy American" provisions will become illegal! https://www.facebook.com/USWRapidResponse/posts/10153346010589778:0
The International Union has informed the Local that the 2014 3rd Quarter Profit Sharing Payment will be $4.85 for each worked/credited hour.
A member will receive approximately $2,328.00 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 forty-five days of the end of the fiscal quarter.
Jeffrey Benior, Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) writer, describes the success of the new – beautifully built - all union labor – under budget – completed early – and ALL STEEL MADE IN AMERICA - Stan Musial Bridge. Story released on the first day of the 2014 World Series without Stan’s Cardinals.
The special gate collection on October 14 for the USW explosion victims at USS Fairfield Works raised an impressive total. $2,864 was collected at plant gates and additional subsequent member donations raised the total to $3,064.
Thank you to everyone for their generousity and also to those members who worked the gates!
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.
(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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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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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.
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.
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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.
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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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