Service & Solidarity Spotlight: USW’s Conway: How a First Union Contract Provides Workers a Seat at the Table

USW International President Tom Conway

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

In an editorial for the St. Louis/Southern Illinois Labor Tribune, United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway said: “Workers who want to band together for better futures often face prolonged and brutal anti-union campaigns from employers hellbent on holding them down....

“When bullying fails to stop workers from organizing, many employers simply shift gears and try to thwart bargaining. More than one-third of companies use anti-union attorneys to derail negotiations, and a quarter threaten to close workplaces in an effort to sabotage contract talks, among other abuses, according to new research by Cornell University.”

Read the full editorial.