Local Union 1899 Granite City, IL

Mettle Post Newsletter

Over 200 workers became USW members at Granite City Steel in 1973. This was the hire group that maintains the dubious distinction of being within months, some of them mere weeks from reaching the 30 year pension qualifying seniority mark when global trade cheats flooded the U.S. steel industry with irrationally priced steel. Over 42 domestic steelmakers filed for bankruptcy, including the U.S. Steel Granite City Works predecessor, National Steel, terminating the pensions for this group in the year 2002. The battle continues today, Nov 30, 2015 with unenforced trade laws dashing hope and opportunities for steelworkers.

Read the latest issue of USW Local 1899 newsletter The Mettle Post.

  • USW Next Generation Program
  • U.S. Steel 4Q Highlights
  • Grievance Report
  • Steel all Made in America Stan Span Bridge Opens
  • Shadowy Supervisors
  • Mettle Post 10 Year Anniversary
  • USPA Awards Mettle Post Four 'Best Awards'
  • Rapid Response Report
  • Twin Strand Caster Coming to GCW
  • Joint Efforts Report  and more..... 
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Read the latest issue of USW Local 1899's newsletter, The Mettle Post.
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YAY! The Mettle Post Wins Again!

After four days of being inspired in Pittsburgh, PA. with informative and innovative workshops at the 2013 United Steelworkers Press Association Conference, The Mettle Post won awards in four categories at the #USPA Banquet. On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 USW President Leo Gerard presented Local 1899 Editor Doug May with First Place awards for: Best Editorial/Column; Best Feature Story; Best Use of Social Media; Best Original Photo.
Thanks to everybody who helped make this possible.

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• 45 Year USW Local 1899 Activist Dennis Barker Retires
• Biff the Rougher Operator in a RTW Steel Mill State
• ICD News
• U.S. Steel Industry News
• Grievance Committee Reports and more….. Read more >>>

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