Negotiations 2018

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    Link to work email doesn’t work since they switched to a different server. Website is still under some construction.

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    What happened to the link to our work email?

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    This is a test, by Buril Smith, to see how well this process works.

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    If you have questions or concerns about negotiations feel free to enter them. They will be read by the moderator and turned into the appropriate officer.

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Day 1 Recap

Day 1 of the Convention was about building unity both within our unions but also with our political activism. Guest speakers included:


Catherine Cortez Masto- U.S. Senator, Nevada

Thomas Perez- Chair of the United States DNC and former Labor Secretary under President Obama.

Reverend William Barber- President, North Carolina NAACP

* All photos by Buril Smith

Day 2 Recap

Day 2 was Delegates Day. The morning opened with continued themes of Unity and lead into Economics as well as our international efforts and political activism.  Morning speakers included:


Emanuel Cleaver- U.S. Congressman from Missouri

Valter Sanchez- General Secretary, IndustriAll

Len McKlusky- General Secretary, Unite the Union

Tony Burke- Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union

Napoleon Gomez- President and General Secretary, Los Mineros


In the afternoon we started with more speakers including:


Richard Trumka- President, AFL-CIO

Keith Anderko- Union Privilege 


After our guest speakers finished, guests and observers were dismissed so delegates could debate Local resolutions. After some conversation, all local resolutions were passed and the day ended with Steelworkers united in solidarity.

* All photos by Buril Smith

Day 3 Recap

Day 3 focused on some of the most important topics in the labor movement today:


Collective Bargaining

Women of Steel

Civil and Human Rights


We were all proud to unanimously approve new protections for victims of domestic violence, the LGBTQ community, and minorities in the International Constitution.


Morning speakers included:

Andrea Horwath- Leader, Ontario New Democratic Party

Thomas Mulcair- Leader, New Democratic Party of Canada


Afternoon speakers included:

Joseph Biden- Former Vice President of the United States

Marina Chambers- National President, Australian Wokers' Union

Clayola Brown- President, A. Philip Randolph Institute 

Luis Inacio Lula de Silvia- Former President of Brazil

Amanada Johnson, National Director, Jefferson Awards


Local 9231 was also proud of our Sister Libbi Urban for standing up in support of our Civil and Human Rights resolution.

* All photos by Buril Smith and Matt Stefaniak

SOAR Board Sworn In

Recently the Executive Board of SOAR Chapter 7-7 was sworn in! Congratulations to all of our retiree activists for making this Chapter a succeess!

For more information about SOAR contact Matthew Stefaniak.

ICD 2017 Catalog

2017 ICD Catalog
See what is available to you in 2017 through the Institute for Career Development!
2017 NC ICD Catalog (1).pdf
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We engourage you to make the most of this fantastic benefit.  Please contact ICD Cooridinator Jen Kuzas for more details.

RETIREE info from UnitedHealthcare:

For those who were unable to attend the recent meeting, please click here to watch a video explaining the plan.

To get more information from the provider, check out their website at:


Negotiations are over.  Today, the United Steelworkers ratified the proposed agreement with ArcelorMittal by a vote of 5059-1878.   Thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone involved, especially the 9231 Negotiating Team.  More details will follow as a lot of changes are coming our way in the future.  Please keep an eye on for further details.

USW 9231 and 9231-01 Ratify Contract with ArcelorMittal

United Steelworkers Local 9231 and 9231-01 have overwhelmingly ratified the proposed contract with ArcelorMittal.  Final vote count 230-59. 

Details to follow as they come in.

YWCA Taking Donations

The YWCA is accepting donations of food and non-food items for women and children staying at the YWCA North Central Indiana.  The YWCA operates the only battered women and children's center in St. Joseph County.  For more information download the PDF posted below.

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Tentative Agreement Reached with Arcelormittal

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9231 Represented at the rally at Burns Harbor

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USW 9231 and 9231-01 LOCAL UNION MEETING:

Every second Thursday of the month at 4:15 p.m. EST.


Location: Lynn Williams Hall  110 S. Harris St.  New Carlisle, IN  46552

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