Against All Odds, Steelworkers Prevail in 2022 Election!

The long list of pro-worker victories from the November 8 election continues to grow, particularly in states where Steelworkers devoted a lot of time and energy in recent months.

When we launched our 2022 electoral program in August, our union focused our efforts to elect pro-worker lawmakers in competitive state legislative districts, congressional districts, and states where voters were set to choose their next governor or United States Senator.

Undeterred by the polling, and the knowledge that midterm elections are historically difficult for the incumbent president’s party, we set out to defend those legislators who have helped secure monumental pro-worker victories, which include:

On election night, USW-endorsed candidates were declared victorious in:

Our union also celebrated our contributions to the successful campaigns of close friends like Jahana Hayes (CT-5), Wes Moore (Gov.-elect, Maryland), Wiley Nickel (NC-13), Jeff Jackson (NC-14), Laura Kelly (Gov. of Kansas), Angie Craig (MN CD-2), and Lina Hidalgo, who won a very competitive campaign for her second term for Harris County Judge (Texas).

In the following week, close races were also decided in:

This is far from being a complete list of all the reasons Steelworkers are celebrating the outcome of the 2022 midterm election. But, we wanted to share this list of victories because we are proud of the tireless work of USW members who, against all odds, helped ensure an election outcome that will mean working people will be well represented in local, state and federal government.

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