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The employer subcontracted maintenance work. 7 of 14 maintenance support utility workers
had retired and the employer had not filled the vacancies. When the employer

Resolute Forest Products announced that it will be selling its recycled bleached kraft pulp mill in Fairmont, WV to ND Paper for $55 million.

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When management at Solvay’s Chicago Heights plant reinterpreted contract language regarding safety shoe reimbursement and unilaterally implemented its new policy, Local 7-765-01 filed a grievance, an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge and took the case to arbitration.

The local won.

Attached is a USW Hazard Alert that involves a Rereeler Assistant with three years of service who was fatally injured when he was caught in-between the unguarded Primary Arm and the Reel Rail of a Paper Machine. This fatality occurred some time ago at a USW represented mill that has now been permanently idled. USW Hazard Alerts are sanitized to remove any identifiers, including dates, because we believe it’s important to focus on the context surrounding the events, the hazards involved, and the way work is organized.

A total of $10.5 million is available for nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes, and colleges and universities. The grants will fund training and education for workers and employers to help them identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Harwood applications must be submitted online no later than September 2nd.

National Grid is jeopardizing the safety of our communities by locking out 1,100 of its most experienced employees who are critical to ensuring safe and quality gas work in Massachusetts. These workers, members of USW Locals 12003 and 12012, not only protect and maintain essential infrastructure, they repair dangerous gas leaks in dozens of cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth. Learn more at https://www.lockoutatnationalgrid.com/

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