Welcome to USW Local 12-591

Continuing our work to protect and grow the middle class, we encourage everyone to explore our site, learn what you can, and decide whether organizing your workforce would be right for you.


New Updates to Our Web Site History

This summer, Sheena Denney, while working as in intern for the Occupational Health Internship Program, took on our occupational history as her project. Sheena spent considerable time to help organize our recent Local history as well as recent refining history with regards to occupational health. We appreciate the time and effort Sheena put into this project and hope you find it useful as well.

You'll find new links under the "Useful Links" menu to the right.

"Out of Control" is an OCAW video discussing the occupational health and safety issues within our industry.

"Washington State Refinery Incidents" gives a timeline view of the larger incidents in our state. There is a local PowerPoint copy of this on our Fallen Workers page. *Note: the online presentation will work in a degraded fashion when opening in Internet Explorer.

"Process Safety Management" talks further about the PSM incidents in our state and how we don't seem to be learning from them.

Thanks to Butch Cleve, the description text around the 2010 Tesoro incident has been updated.

Please feel free to look over all these changes and understand why we fight for safety on a daily basis.

Thank you Sheena and Butch.

Time to update your mailing address

Is your address up to date? If not, you will be missing out on important information. For current members, informational postcards are sent out occasionally to inform you of important issues as well as set voting times/locations. For all members, past or present, the annual picnic notices are sent to your address on file. We still get some of our mailings returned. Make sure you stay informed... update your contact information. you can either call the hall or update your information here.

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are your way to stay informed and have a say in the direction of your union. Click here to see when your meeting is scheduled.

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