HRM EXPERIENCE: LEARN ABOUT UNIONS
MGT 2500 Human Resource Management
February 20, 2015
The United Steelworkers
This is the largest industrial union in North America with 1.2 million members and retirees. On March 7, 1937 the union signed its first contract with Carnegie-Illinois Steel for $5 a day wage and benefits. In October of 1946 the steelworkers in Hamilton, Ontario won a historic strike for union recognition at Steel Company of Canada. In April 2005 they had more than 850,000 active members in over 8,000 bargaining units in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. They are the dominate union in paper, forestry products, steel, aluminum, tire and rubber, mining, glass, chemicals, petroleum and other basic resource industries.
The USW’s mission is that they proudly represent men and women who work in nearly every industry there is. Members of the USW are leaders of communities, in our governments, and in our work places. There is also a presence in the United Kingdom, England, Ireland, Scotland, Mexico and many other places around the world. The USW stand up and fight for better.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
The IBEW has approximately 750,000 active members and retirees. These members work in the fields of utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. IBEW was founded in 1891 after homes and businesses in the United States began receiving electricity. The main office location is in Washington, D.C. and the International President is Edwin D. Hill.
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