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In February Midwest Medical Equipment and Supplies ratified their first contract and become member of the Steelworkers and part of 9460. The main office is located at the Airport Park, they are a part of Essentia Health with approximately 50 employees. The work with patients in need of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, medical supplies and orthotics. Read more >>>

 On May 20th our union is hosting a day long conference on stopping domestic violence, on and off the clock. The event is free, and open to all members of United Steelworkers Local 9460. Read more >>>

 Mother Jones worked tirelessly for economic justice. Her opponents called her the “most dangerous woman in America,” for her success in organizing miners and their families against wealthy mine owners. Read more >>>

 The first day of the convention was opened by our International President Leo Gerard with a tribute to the USW’s 75 years of fighting for workers. The USW is a diverse union with members in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Gerard said the union faces challenges in fighting to maintain jobs, supporting middle class wages and benefits, and fightin against corporate greed. He urged union members to run for office at every level of government in the countries they reside in, and that the USW is there to help on all levels. Read more >>>

He stands off beside the stage, wearing a suit and tie, neatly trimmed beard, mostly gray hair, and wire rimmed glasses. The muscles of his face are tight and he is about to pounce--launch into his speech. He is Charlie Kernaghan the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights. Charlie Kernaghan starts to explain: "This is a picture of a kid from Bangladesh who's sewn stuff for Disney" and then he shouts---"SHE MAKES 17 CENTS AN HOUR. DO THE MATH!" Read more >>>

 I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself, my name is Kathy Wauzynski and I am taking over the unit chair position at Hibbing Clinic. I was appointed in January to replace Sue Pierce. I’m a Medical Lab Technician at the Hibbing Clinic and have worked there for 19 years. I have three daughters that are all grown up, which is part of the reason I decided to take this position. I like to stay busy and look forward to the challenge of this new endeavor. Read more >>>

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Although some people believe things are great without a union and there is no need for them, here is a brief reminder of some of the great things Unions have done for ALL workers in this country:

Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood was killed while exposing health and safety violations at a Kerr-McGee nuclear plant in Oklahoma. Her car went off the road when she was on her way to deliver documents to a New York Times reporter. Silkwood's courageous actions brought to light serious health and safety problems at nuclear plants. Read more >>>

On behalf of the Officers and Executive Board of the United Steelworkers (USW), I would like to welcome your local to LaborWeb for Local Union ... Read more >>>

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