News From USW: USW and AMICUS Set to Make Historic Announcement

    Top Industrial Unions in North America and U.K. to Pursue Global

    OTTAWA, April 16 /CNW/ - News From USW:

    WHO:    United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W.
            Gerard and Amicus General Secretary Derek Simpson

    WHAT:   News Conference that will be accessible internationally by a
            phone bridge

    WHEN:   12 Noon (EDT), Wednesday, April 18

    WHERE:  Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
            11 Colonel By Drive (across from Ottawa Congress Centre)

                   Or by remote via following dial-in number(s):

            - UNITED STATES: (866) 205-3921  (Toll-Free for U.S.; Some
              Canadian major cities can also access)

            - INTERNATIONAL: (612) 332-0932  (Caller-paid phone line for
              Canada, UK and all others around the globe)

            - Please specify "USW and AMICUS Press Call" when the
              operator answers and provide your name and affiliation.
              You will be placed on hold until the 12:00 Noon (EDT)
              start of the call. Late dialers will be registered and
              advised the call is already in progress. All dial-in
              participants will be in a listen-only mode until the
              call is opened up to the Q&A session.

    WHY:    The success of the strategic alliances between the USW
            and Amicus has reaffirmed both unions' commitment to greater
            international solidarity and cooperation to better represent
            workers against the threats posed by global capital. The new
            agreement to be signed at the Wednesday event will be the
            first step in establishing a truly global union. (Amicus is
            finalizing a merger with the Transport and General Workers in
            the U.K. to be called Unite and will represent 2.1 million
            members. The USW represents 850,000 members in the U.S. and

For further information:

For further information: United Steelworkers Pat Van Horne (Canada) at
416.347.0217 or Gary Hubbard (U.S.) at 202.778.4384 or 202.256.8125
or or Richard O'Brien (U.S. and Europe) at +7768931320 or
+2074208936 or Richard.O'

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