USW Local 310L Des Moines, IA

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

Brother Bill Campbell interviews President Steve Vonk and Brother Wilbur Wilson about the effort to rebuild the Local after the War of '94.

The plant is now hiring for production workers. Follow the link for job description and to apply.

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Find your caucus location and be sure to get out and caucus for Nate Bolton for Governor on Monday, February 5. 

While we’re watching the devastation of the recent Hurricanes from around the nation, many of our members are experiencing the catastrophe first hand. Thousands live and work in the direct paths of these storms. We know that USW members have lost homes, vehicles and more. In some places, entire neighborhoods are underwater or have been destroyed. Some of our members who are impacted themselves are fighting through waters and rubble to help rescue neighbors in need. And, this is just the beginning of the stories.

In April, we stood with President Trump when he called for an investigation to examine the importance of steel to our national security. We said then and believe now that it’s about time we have actions such as this from the White House to remind people that a strong steel industry, from the mines to the mills, is the backbone of our country, our infrastructure and our military.

Recent News

Nominations for officers of the Local will be held at the March monthly membership meetings, Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 PM and Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 AM. Elections will be held April 24 and 25 from 4 AM-10 AM and 1 PM-7 PM both days at the Union Hall. Notices have been mailed to every member's last known home address. Make sure to take part in this very important process and have a voice in your Local.

Sisters and Brothers,

The Company and Local 310 are working together on a comprehensive safety project along with the help and guidance of William Holden, Director- Health, Safety, and Hygiene BSA, and Steve Sallman, USW International Safety and Health Dept. Two joint committees have been assembled that will deal with Lock Out-Tag Out (LOTO) and Machine guarding.

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Workers’ Compensation course at the University of Iowa Labor Center in Iowa City. It was two full days of classroom learning and was very valuable. I wanted to share just a little bit of what I brought back with the membership.

Want to use the ICD garage to work on your car?

  • Members can use the garage when we aren't having classes
  • Change your oil? Fix your brakes? Something else?
  • 1-day projects only
  • 6am - 4pm, weekdays *includes time for clean up
  • Call to sign up- Hall: 288-9547 ICD: 288-9946 

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