United Steelworkers Research Paper

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HRM EXPERIENCE: LEARN ABOUT UNIONS Valerie Lieber 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

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