Got a few loose screws? Consider union-made Channellock tools your new best friend. With two manufacturing facilities in Meadville, Pa., Channellock is best known as the company that manufactures more than 120 types of pliers!
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These union-made knives are sharp in every sense of the word. CUTCO cutlery is made in Olean, New York, by members of the USW. The 20-year partnership between CUTCO managers and employees is based on a shared understanding that quality products happen when women and men on the factory floor have everything they need to thrive. These knives have the strength, ergonomics, and utility to accomplish any job. CUTCO is truly a cut above the rest.
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Turn your boring bathroom into a work of art with union-made American Standard Bathroom fixtures. Made by USW members, American Standard bathroom fixtures are elegant and stylish with long-lasting quality.
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Serve up a party in style with quality glass stemware, glassware, and serveware from Libbey. Libbey’s products are expertly crafted by members of the USW. With Libbey your guests are certain to notice your exquisite taste. Click here to shop for Libbey products.
With union-made All-Clad cookware in your kitchen, guests will be impressed by your taste—and your support for workers’ rights. The company’s product line is nearly all handmade by skilled craftsmen in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, who are represented by the USW. All-Clad’s metal components are even sourced in the United States.
All-Clad is found in department and specialty stores nationwide. Click here to find the right All-Clad product for you.
Are you afraid of the dark? Then grab some energy efficient Halogen Super Savers. Not only eco-friendly, they are also union made. USW workers in Wellsboro, PA, produce the bulb envelope, and IUE-CWA workers in St. Mary’s, PA, assemble the bulbs.
Sylvania Super Saver Halogen light bulbs are available at grocery and home improvement stores nationwide. More information here.
Yesterday, the locked-out workers at Cooper Tire’s Findlay, Ohio, plant approved a contract offer from the company and will head back to work shortly. When they first received the offer last week, the workers were on a “Journey for Justice” with locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers to call attention to their struggle—and to the struggle of all workers left out in the cold by corporate greed.
The unions that represent the two groups of workers, the United Steelworkers and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union, give us a glimpse inside their journey in the press release cross posted below. Read more »
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The employees of United Steelworkers Local 7-669, who work in the nation’s only uranium plant, have been locked out of the facility since early June. Honeywell, the defense contractor in charge of the uranium plant in Metropolis, IL, barred the employees from entering the facility after they objected to the company’s plan to stop offering retiree healthcare and pensions for new hires, as well as increase their healthcare contributions to $8,500 a year.
It would cost Honeywell $20 million over three years to keep the workers’ health and retiree benefits at their current levels, a price they deemed to be too high. But USW officials estimate that the corporation has already spent or lost at least $48.8 million to keep the workers out of the plant.
If Honeywell is so bent on trying to cut costs and save money, why is it spending millions without cause? Read more »
Metropolis, IL, isn’t just Superman’s hometown. The city is also home to America’s only uranium conversion plant. The uranium plant may not be as sensational as Superman, but this week it caught the attention of The New York Times.
Why? Because 68 workers from the plant are known to have come down with cancer—and 42 of those 68 have died. Worse still is that, despite those numbers, the plant isn’t taking action to care for its employees. In fact, the plant’s operator wants to slash pensions for newly hired workers and reduce health benefits for retirees. Read more »