USW, Gamesa Form Alliance

NAW Staff, Monday 11 June 2007 - 09:29:13

New United Steelworkers (USW) union members at Gamesa in Ebensburg and Fairless Hills, Penn., have voted to approve their first contract by an 80% vote in favor. The three-year agreement lays the foundation for a strong USW-Gamesa partnership, as well as significant pay raises, bonuses and benefit improvements, the companies say.

"Our Union is proud to partner with Gamesa to further grow their domestic manufacturing base and promote wind energy as a source of clean, renewable energy and good jobs," says Tom Conway, USW International vice president.

In addition to its new partnership with Gamesa, USW has been a founding member of two other alliances advocating for good jobs and a clean environment: the Blue-Green Alliance, founded with the Sierra Club, and the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of labor, environmental, business and social justice organizations, USW adds.




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