USW Local 310L Des Moines, IA

We represent the hard-working employees of the Bridgestone-Firestone Agricultural Tire Plant in Des Moines, IA.

Blanket Basket Prize Drawing to benefit Broadlawns Mammography

Tickets for sale in the cafeteria hallway
Tuesday, November 29 and Thursday December 1, 5 AM- 6:30 AM

The Women of Steel Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed to our gate collection in September.

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The Equality Act, which has been introduced multiple times before and previously passed the House in 2019, would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to explicitly prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and our Union supports it.

The Equality Act will take protection confirmed by the Supreme Court in Bostock v. Clayton County and apply that same standard to other places where LGBTQ+ people face discrimination in their daily lives.  We know that LGBTQ+ Americans are still targeted heavily for harassment and discrimination in not just employment, but housing, credit, education, jury service, federally funded programs, and public spaces and services. The bill will also build on protections that already exist in laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and more.

Click "Take Action" to send an email to your Senators asking them to Pass the Equality Act!

The PRO Act is Back!

It’s time to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

The PRO Act passed the U.S. House on March 9 and is awaiting action in the Senate. Call and email Senators Grassley and Ernst today!

The PRO Act will:

  • Establish stronger and swifter remedies to stop employers from breaking the law.
  • Make companies recognize contractors as part of the collective bargaining process so they can no longer continue to whittle down our membership by subcontracting.
  • Ensure an employer reaches a first contract in a timely manner with a newly organized group of workers. No more dragging out first contracts.
  • Reverse so-called Right to Work, regardless of state laws.
  • Prohibit employers from forcing employees to attend anti-union meetings.
  • And much more!

Please help us build support by emailing your legislators today! Once you click "Start Writing" you will be routed to your legislators, if they have already signed on as a PRO Act cosponsor they will receive a thank you, and if they haven't they will be urged to cosponsor and support this historic piece of labor legislation.

Recent News

A silver lining in the COVID pandemic has been a larger availability of free, online educational opportunities. We'll update this page as we become aware of labor education classes being offered to union members. Check back periodically to stay up to date.

Greetings Siblings,

President's Newsletter April 2022

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Over 350 USW members attended USW's first ever Virtual Rapid Response, Legislative, and Policy Conference in February. They heard from a variety of wonderful speakers like International President Tom Conway, Vice President At Large Roxanne Brown, elected leaders, Cabinet members, and Steelworker activists from across the country. They attended workshops and participated in almost 80 virtual and in-person lobby meetings with their federal legislators.

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