community building

USW Next Gen: A Promise Kept

When a group of Next Geners were asked to repair crumbling basketball hoops at a Pittsburgh area school, they quickly realized the hoops were beyond repair. The kids didn't believe it when our members pitched in their own money to order new hoops. This week, Myron Bynum of USW Local 9445 made sure the kids of Seville knew this union keeps it word.

Bridge Over Troubled Water

We know Steelworkers have big hearts – that’s evident in the 250-plus Jefferson Awards nominations from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean that detail the amazing community service work of the union. Sister Pricilla Puente took home one of our top national honors. Watch and share Pricilla’s story.

What I saw in Puerto Rico was heartbreaking

Help by visiting: usw.org/relief. My name is Luis Mendoza and I'm a Steelworker staff member who was visiting family in Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria hit last week. What I saw was like a horrific movie scene, and although I got out, my friends and family remain in crisis, including Steelworkers members.

Not even a hurricane can stop the USW

Sisters and brothers in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, elsewhere in the Caribbean and along the South have been devastated by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath – some have lost everything. This comes on the heels of Hurricane Harvey that left members in Texas in crisis with months of rebuilding ahead. WATCH and SHARE this video that shows that not even hurricanes can stop us. And if you haven’t yet, please donate: usw.org/relief. #USWCares #StrongerTogether

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The United Steelworkers and Variety: The Children's Charity

On June 6, 2017, the USW in partnership with Variety the Children’s Charity and their “My Voice” program presented two Steelworker families with high-tech devices that will help their children express themselves. For families with nonverbal children, tools that help facilitate effective communication provide vital lifelines—but they can also be prohibitively expensive. Providing these devices "is something that we can do that really changes the lives of our members and their families,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. #USWCares

Priscilla Puente, USW's Jefferson Award Winner: 2017 USW Convention

Our 2016 #USWCares Jefferson Awards Winner and National Jefferson Award winner Priscilla Puente was honored at Convention for her outstanding community service — helping abused women find good union jobs and become financially independent. #USWUnity #USWCares

Rev. Barber tells Steelworkers: 'They're scared of our unity'

The Rev. Dr. William Barber II electrified the 2017 USW Convention crowd with a speech that touched on racism, classism and the need to unify behind a moral agenda.

Every kid deserves a bike

www.usw.org/nextgen Next Generation is a program to inspire and educate the young members of the United Steelworkers, North America’s largest industrial union that proudly represents 1.2 million current and retired workers. The Steelworkers of today work in industries like manufacturing, oil, paper, health care and pharmaceutical, education, public services, mining, forestry and so much more.

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Breaking the Chains of Poverty

In Pittsburgh, a partnership between the United Steelworkers and the A. Philip Randolph Institute has created a program called "Breaking the Chains of Poverty." They have successfully formed a pathway for displaced, unemployed or under employed individuals to become trained and find careers that often change their lives.