According to Steelworkers President Leo Gerard, the ruling extending import curbs on steel plate from Korea, India and Indonesia will save U.S. jobs.
The London conference discussed participation by rank and file delegations of activists in each other's education, rapid response, health and safety, civil rights, and women's conferences.
On the final day of their International Convention 2011, the United Steel Workers (USW) introduced the union's new Paul Wellstone award. The first recipients are: actor and chair of TransAfrica, Danny Glover; and Ed Shultz, host of the Ed Shultz Show on MSNBC.
"Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed" - Lincoln's quote opened the United Steelworkers Convention.
In the video, Darrel Lillie, president of local 7-669 talks about the last 13 months and the issues involved.
Health care, wages and pensions topped the talks between a multi-union coalition, headed by the United Electrical Workers, with General Electric.
On that dismal day in West Virginia history, when the Upper Big Branch mine exploded, a son of one of the miners, Eddie, went from person to person asking: "Is there any word?"
This week's Good Jobs Green Jobs conference in Washington DC is the embodiment of a continually developing and powerful coalition in action.
The lockout is only the latest example of how Canadian government policies on foreign takeovers of Canadian firms fail workers.
Last week the United Steelworkers union (USW) announced important agreements with two Chinese clean energy companies.