USW Ratifies Contract with Allegheny County

Contact: Joe Smydo,, 412-562-2281

(Pittsburgh) – More than 200 members of the United Steelworkers (USW) overwhelmingly ratified a four-year contract with Allegheny County today that not only dramatically enhances their wages and working conditions but advances the cause of justice. 

The agreement, taking effect Jan. 1, 2023, includes a $20,000 increase in the entry-level salary for assistant district attorneys and assistant public defenders, the largest raise in the 26-year history of the bargaining unit.

The contract also improves salary and longevity pay for workers in the court records and medical examiner offices.

“These workers have dedicated their lives to the justice system, and they made clear at the outset of bargaining that they would only accept a contract that benefited the citizens they serve,” noted USW District 10 Director Bernie Hall. “The improvements they won will bring stability to the courts, ensuring the fair and efficient disposition of cases that Allegheny County residents expect and deserve.”

The USW represents 850,000 men and women employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in public sector and service occupations.

Press Inquiries

Media Contacts

Communications Director:
Jess Kamm at 412-562-6961

USW@WORK (USW magazine)
Editor R.J. Hufnagel

For industry specific inquiries,
Call USW Communications at 412-562-2442

Mailing Address

United Steelworkers
Communications Department
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222