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Recent News
Elementis workers win NLRB election with UNANIMOUS vote!

On June 8 & 9, 2022, twenty-five workers at Elementis Specialties, Inc. in New Martinsville, WV won a NLRB election to join ICWUC Local 566C with a unanimous vote.
Quote from Elementis worker Nate Frum, “Wow! a unanimous vote! A big thank you to President Heasley and John Getz for helping the employees at Elementis to vote unanimously to join ICWUC Local 566. I also want to thank the members of Local 566 for welcoming us with open arms. They’ve showed us respect and professionalism and made me feel like a brother from the day we met. I’m so proud of the Elementis members for standing together in solidarity. Our first step is complete. Good things are to follow.”

victorywebLocal 566C President – Ted Daniels, Local 566C Vice President – Jeff Wright, ICWUC Organizing Coordinator – John Getz, ICWUC President – Lance E. Heasley, and workers from Elementis Specialties, Inc.

Support Heaven Hill Distillery workers.

Heaven Hill Distillery jobs have been great for Kentucky – great for the communities that enjoy their quality products and the tourism dollars they bring in, and great for families with generations of Kentucky distillery workers building better lives through good pay and benefits. They have also been great for the company with Heaven Hill making $500 million in estimated revenue last year.

But instead of giving workers a contract that honors their hard work, Heaven Hill proposed a contract that makes cuts to overtime – cuts that could drastically reduce take-home pay – and threatens to divide its workers with unclear and potentially unfair scheduling.

What Heaven Hill is doing threatens not only its workers and their livelihoods but can lead to turnover and loss of generational skills that local communities and economies rely on.

That’s why workers are standing up –to keep Heaven Hill, and all distillery jobs, GOOD jobs.

Support Heaven Hill Workers Today

SPREAD THE WORD: Share the Heaven Hill campaign on Facebook & Twitter using the hashtag #StepUpHH and urge your followers to do the same.

MAKE THE PLEDGE: Tweet Heaven Hill that you won’t buy their products until a FAIR contract is signed.

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INEOS Workers Join Our Union Family

On August 27, over 140 workers at two INEOS Pigments plants in Ashtabula, Ohio, joined the ICWUC/UFCW and International Brotherhood of Teamsters. INEOS is a global chemical company, and INEOS Pigments is one of the largest producers of titanium dioxide in North America.

This organizing victory is the result of a five-year effort to organize workers at INEOS Pigments. The company refused to recognize the ICWUC/UFCW or the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and its efforts were supported by the previous administration’s National Labor Relations Board. INEOS Pigments also hired union busting lawyers to hold captive audience meetings at the plants. Despite these obstacles and intimidation tactics, these workers persevered and unionized because they wanted a voice in the workplace and the same benefits as some of their unionized colleagues, who are represented by the United Steelworkers.

“In spite of the company’s anti-union tactics, these workers stood together for a better life,” said ICWUC/UFCW President Lance Heasley. “We look forward to working with the Teamsters and having the support of the Steelworkers as we begin to negotiate a strong, first contract for these workers.”


After long legal fight workers at Sun Chemical in Kankakee, IL vote to join ICWUC Local 498C!

Then Organizer Lance Heasley filed a RC Petition with the NLRB on December 23, 2020, for all Maintenance, Shipping/Receiving, Production, and Lab employees at the Sun Chemical Kankakee, IL location. Sun Chemical tried every tactic in the book (resulting in us filing 2 separate petitions and have 2 separate elections) to delay things but the workers at Sun Chemical stayed strong and on August 9, 2021, they received NLRB certification for all of them together in one bargaining unit and to be represented by ICWUC Local 498C! The ICWUC solutes the workers from Sun Chemical for sticking together through this lengthy process!

Veolia workers vote to join ICWUC 90-7

On Feb. 19, 100 workers at Veolia Environmental Services in Sauget, Ill., voted to join the ICWUC.

Terry Ball a 31-year veteran of Veolia wrote

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