Local 5724 - Clarington, OH


Household and Food Items
There will be someone at the Union Hall on Thursday August 28th, 2014 from 8am until 12pm. Come and get some items.

Quartly Union Meeting
Monthly Meetings are now going to Quartly Union meeting due to Ormet closing. The first Quartly Union Meeting will be October 9th at 6:00pm. The E-Board meeting will be at 4:30pm

Household and Food Drive
There will be a Household and Food Drive on August 17th, 2014 at the Union Hall from 12pm until 4pm for the first 250 families. Come and get some items while they last

Union Hall
Due to Ormet’s Closure The Union hall offices will be closed effective August 4, 2014. Any questions or concerns you can call the sub-district office in Martins Ferry at 1-800-237-0878 or 740-633-0899

There is more food at the Union Hall. Come and get it at your earliest Convenience. The food was delivered and given by Local 14200 Solvey.

Union has been notified by Ormet:

June 16, 2014

Re: Ormet OSHA records

Dear Ormet Employee:

Pursuant to 29 C.F.R. & 1910.1020, the purpose of this letter is to notify you as a current Ormet employee at the Company's Hannibal, Ohio facility of the Company's intent to destroy all relevant exposure and medical records, subject to 29 C.F.R. & 1910.1020, not earlier than September 20, 2014. Read more >>>

United Steelworkers will be holding a rally to extend unemployment benefits on Saturday, June 14th at 11:00 am. at the Union Hall. Many of our brothers and sisters have run out of benefits and an extension on those benefits are long overdue. Speakers for the rally will include Jennifer Garrison, candidate for Ohio's 6th Congressional District, State Senator Lou Gentile and State House of Representative Jack Cera. I hope to see everyone there.

PBGC has ruled that a participant who has met the following qualifications outlined below will be eligible for an annuity starting date of 12/01/2013 regardless of if they have terminated employment with Ormet or terminated employment after 12/01/2013. Read more >>>

Special Meeting of Recent PBGC Ruling. It is Tuesday May 27th at 10:00am and 6:30pm Spouse are invited Read more >>>

Toiletries/Household Goods Drive and 401(k)Assistance When: May 30, 2014 Where: Local 5724 Union Hall 105 Union Drive Clarington Ohio 43915 Time: 9a.m. - 6p.m. Read more >>>

Local 5724 Notice
5/12/2014 Due to the Retirement of Tom Caldwell There is an officer Vacancy in position for Guide, Anyone Interested please submit letter to the Union Hall by noon on June 12, 2014. Duties of Guide-It shall be the Duty of the Guide to see that all are present are entitled to remain.

Ed Fitzgerald
Anyone is welcome to attend the Media Event for Ed Fitzgerald on May 6th at 11am at Local 5724 in Clarington Ohio.

Fitz of Fury - Going After Kasich

Attention: Local 5724
We need your help to get petitions signed in your local area. Come to the union hall and pick them up or Give us call at 740-458-1345

Food at Union Hall
There is still food at the hall. Please come and get some. We are here from 8am until 4pm Monday thru Friday.

Health Insurance Extension

Highmark WV Has extended their open enrollment until April 15, 2014.

Hurry up and sign up for Health Insurance if you have not already done so.

Affordable Health Care Act

Marketplace-1-800-318-2596- www.healthcare.gov

WVDHHR- 1-800-716-1212-www.wvinroads.org

Applications maybe accepted by phone, fax, mail, email or made in person at local office.

West Virginia (Wetzel County)-Jessica Billiter-304-455-0920 ext 250

Ohio (Marietta) -Amber Peck - 740-373-3745

You can contact either one of these individuals (Jessica or Amber) for Ohio or West Virginia.


Any member interested in attending upcoming events (i.e. bus trips, media events, informational packets, etc.) call the hall at (740) 458-1345 and have your name put on our sign up list       Read more >>>

It is always interesting to speculate on the relationships between government officials and business. The relationships often results in rules and regulations that provide substantial benefits to businesses and leave citizens paying the benefits government bestows. It can also lead to the loss of jobs for workers who do not have the same relationship with government officials. Read more >>>

They lost their jobs over a power dispute.  Wednesday Ormet workers traveled to Columbus to rally in front of AEP.  They've wanted Governor John Kasich to step in and help resolve the power rate dispute between the utilities commission, AEP and the company.  Read more >>>

Photos of Local 5724 Food/Toy Drive

Is This Ohio Town Doomed?

When a major employer leaves a region, the ripple effect can be devastating. Is it too late for this region in the Ohio Valley?

          Reminder: We still need more signatures for “saveohiojobs.”

The fight doesn’t stop now until Ormet is back up and running again at full speed with all the workers back in the plant. Please stop by the union hall and get some petitions to get more signatures or go online at www.saveohiojobs.org.

We would like to thank those that have already gotten some signatures and dropped them off here at the union hall.

On Monday, November 25, a USW delegation met with representatives from Governor John Kasich’s office at the Riffe Building in Columbus to discuss our jobs at Ormet. Policy Director Wayne Struble, Assistant Policy Director for Economic Development Dawn Larzelere and Director of the Office of Public Liaison Merle Madrid attended on Gov. Kasich’s behalf.  Read more >>>

The United Steelworkers (USW) today launched a multimedia campaign via the web site, www.saveohiojobs.org, seeking elected officials, community leaders and members of the general public to sign onto a statement calling for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to use the power of his office to save over 1,000 family supporting, community sustaining jobs at Ormet’s smelter in Hannibal.   Read more >>>

Over 1,000 family supporting, community sustaining jobs at Ormet’s smelter in Hannibal will be lost if nothing is done by the Ohio Governor. Read more >>>

On November 12, 2013, a special meeting was held to tell Governor John Kasich that he has the chance to save 1,00 jobs in Ohio. Read more >>>

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