Women of Wisconsin Steel

CHICAGO – In the early 1900s, American working women demonstrated for union rights and the right to vote. Their fight inspired the International Socialist Women’s Conference in 1910 to declare March 8 International Women’s Day. Today, the women of Chicago’s Wisconsin Steel are continuing this fight for workers’ rights. For the entire article, click on the headline. To read an article on Black women in steel from the PWW in 1995, click here.

Steel jobs hang in balance

CLEVELAND – The day before the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) descended on the White House to fight for jobs and retiree benefits industry-wide, a deal was announced that will save the jobs of many workers at LTV. On Feb. 27, union leaders said that WL Ross & Co. agreed to acquire all the facilities of LTV’s steel division “and is committed to engaging in collective bargaining with the union.” For the entire article, click on the headline. Also, read the press release from the USWA on their rally at the White House.

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