conventions

A Life Changing Story

Watch as our brother Ernesto “Tito” Ochoa of USW Local 6787 shares his story about being detained by ICE on his way to work, thrown in federal jail and threatened with deportation. Tito's story recently shared at our Next Gen conference, is one of the most powerful testimonials we've ever heard and makes us so damned proud to be Steelworkers. #USWUnity #1u

USW Next Gen Community Day of Action!

What do you do with almost 900 energized USW Next Gen members? Turn them loose on the Pittsburgh community to lend a helping hand! #NG2019 #USWCares

Rapid Response: The Man in the Arena

2019 USW Rapid Response kickoff video.

Thank you!

Leadership. In our union, it’s so much more than a word. Leadership is about people: the men and women we’re honored to serve. And the women and men who’ve served with honor. Watch and share our tribute to Leo W. Gerard, Stan Johnson, Carol Landry and Jon Geenen as they retire and we welcome new leaders to continue our great legacy.

Rapid Response: We're Not Stopping

Rapid Response is the Steelworkers' nonpartisan grassroots education, communication, and action program that provides the necessary structure to inform every USW member about pending legislation concerning labor and work-related issues. Rapid Response provides opportunity for all USW members to have a strong voice and an active part in the legislative activities that affect their daily lives and allows USW members to fight back on a daily basis on issues that affect them, their families, and their communities.

USW International President Leo W. Gerard Keynote Address: Convention 2017

President Gerard opens with a message of unity -- reviewing some of the major fight-backs and gains made since convention.

Clayola Brown: 2017 USW Convention

National A. Philip Randolph Institute President Clayola Brown ignited the Convention 2017 crowd on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, when she said party of building unity and power is celebrating our diversity.

Amanda Johnson: 2017 USW Convention

Jefferson Awards Foundation National Director Amanda Johnson gives an emotional speech at the 2017 Convention about how generous Steelworkers are and just how much USW Cares. #USWUnity #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

Marina Chambers, AWU: 2017 USW Convention

A member of the AWU National Executive and the AWU Women’s Committee, Marina has played an instrumental role in promoting women’s issues through the Union and supporting various social and community issues such as the White Ribbon Campaign, International Women’s Day and Beyond Blue, to name a few.

Tom Mulcair, NDP: 2017 USW Conference

Tom Mulcair, leader of the Federal NDP, spoke to Steelworkers at our 2017 Convention about how the status quo isn’t working for the average Canadian family. Watch to hear him talk about how we can achieve a childcare system, how important it is to fight bad trade deals and why we should come together to take political action.

Andrea Horwath, NDP: 2016 USW Convention

Andrew Horwath, leader of the Ontario NDP, spoke at the 2017 Convention about change being in the air. Watch to hear her talk about people resenting the ruling Liberals who are selling off and selling out.

Leading the Fight for Fair Trade

Steelworkers have been fighting for workers’ rights and human rights around the world. The fight for fair trade is something we’ve led for generations – often times leading when no one else does. Watch and share this video from our 2017 convention.

Richard Trumka: 2017 USW Convention

President of the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka echoed the theme of convention, the Power of Unity, while addressing the over 3,000 delegates in attendance.

Len McCluskey: 2017 USW Convention

Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union addressed the delegation about the importance of Workers Uniting, a joint partnership between the USW and Unite the Union.

Napoleón Gómez Urrutia: 2017 USW Convention

SNTMMSSRM President Napoleón Gómez Urrutia adresses the 2017 USW Convention, emphasizing the importance of solidarity among workers in Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: 2017 USW Convention

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver opened Day 2 of Convention with a powerful message that no matter how many times American workers get knocked down we’ll always get back up — stronger and more unified. #USWUnity

Welcome to the Steelworkers!

Since our last International Convention, The United Steelworkers has brought 273 new bargaining units into the union. Welcome to the USW, brothers and sisters!

Tom Perez: 2017 USW Convention

Newly DNC Chairman and former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez addresses the Convention, telling Steelworkers that Democrats have to earn back the trust of working families.

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.

The Power of Unity

This week we're celebrating our union's story of coming together, working together, fighting together for what we all want -- a better life for all. It hasn't always been easy, but our unity kept us together. We learned to stick it out when times got tough, to pull together when too many would like to see us fall apart. Watch and share the 2017 convention keynote video to see how the power of unity helped us build a great union and great nations.

2014 USW Convention: Ken Georgetti

Ken Georgetti, former president of the Canadian Labour Congress, addresses the delegates of the 2014 USW International Convention.

2014 USW Convention: Fred Azcarate

Fred Azcarate, US Action, addresses the members of the 2014 USW International convention.

2014 USW Convention: Richard Trumka

President of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, gives an awe-inspiring speech to the delegates of the 2014 USW International Convention.

2014 USW Convention: Niki Ashton

New Democratic Member of Parliament, Niki Ashton, addresses the delegates at the 2014 USW International Convention.

2014 USW Convention: John Horgan

The leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party, John Horgan, thanks the delegates of the 2014 USW Convention for their support in Canada, as well as the importance of new organizing and political engagement.

2014 USW Convention: Ramogi Huma

CAPA Director Ramogi Huma speaks to the delegates of the 2014 USW International Convention about the importance of organizing college athletes.

USW 2014 Convention: Tony Burke

Tony Burke, Assistant General Secretary of Unite, travels across the pond to speak to the delegates and guests at the 2014 USW Convention.

USW 2014 Convention: Michael Vassiliadis

Michael Vassiliadis, President of IGBCE addresses the delegates at the United Steelworkers 2014 Convention on the importance of International Solidarity. (Full Speech)

USW 2014 Convention: Nancy Pelosi

The 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives gives a rousing speech to the delegates at the USW 2014 Convention.

USW 2014 Convention: Thomas Mulcair

Thomas Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, gives poignant remarks to the delegates and guests at the 2014 USW Constitutional Convention.

2014 USW Convention: Nina Turner

Ohio senate minority whip Nina Turner brings down the house at the 2014 USW International Convention.

2014 USW Convention: Mike Michaud

Congressman and gubernatorial hopeful Mike Michaud delivers an impassioned message to the delegates at the 2014 USW International Convention, and thanks them for their support.

USW 2014 Convention: Ken Georgetti

Past President of the Canadian Labour Congress Ken Georgetti addresses the delegates at the USW 2014 Convention.

2014 USW Convention: Harry Reid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid addresses the delegates at the 2014 USW International Convention.

USW 2014 Convention: John Horgan

John Horgan, leader of the British Colombian NDP, gives an empowering address to the delegates of the 2014 USW Constitutional Convention.

USW 2014 Convention: Richard Trumka

Buckle up! AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivers a powerful message to the delegates at the 2014 USW International Convention.

USW 2014 Convention: Fred Azcarate

USW 2014 Convention: Fred Azcarate

USW 2014 Convention: Nikki Aston

USW 2014 Convention: Nikki Aston

Bad Trade: Enough is Enough

This 2014 Convention video makes a strong but simple point about bad trade laws that allow our jobs to be shipped overseas with no remedy until the damage is done: enough is enough!

2014 USW Convention: Lucineide Varjao, President CNQ/CUT

The president of the CNQ/CUT in Brazil, Lucineide Varjao, addresses the delegates at the 2014 USW International Convention.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Message to the USW

U.S. Senator for Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren addressed the delegates by reminding us that America was richer when American familes were richer. We need to reform our labor laws to help workers to be able to form unions and bargain collectively.

USW 2014 Convention: Napoleon Gomez

Napoleon Gomez, president and general secretary of Mexico's Los Mineros union, talks about the power of international solidarity in this video message to the 2014 USW Constitutional convention.

Why College Athletes Signed Union Cards

Ramogi Huma, President of the College Athletes Players Association addresses the United Steelworkers 2014 Convention.

2014 USW Convention: Michael Vassiliadis

Michael Vassiliadis, President of IGBCE addresses the delegates at the United Steelworkers 2014 Convention on the importance of International Solidarity.

2014 USW Convention: Tony Burke

Tony Burke, Assistant General Secretary for Unite the Union addresses the United Steelworkers 2014 Convention Delegates international solidarity.

Organizing the Unorganized: iTaxi Toronto

Under the leadership of the United Steelworkers, iTaxi drivers in Toronto have organized to fight for better benefits, wages and securities.

Organizing the Unorganized: Mable McIntosh

In USW District 9, deep in the heart of Tennessee, union activist Mable McIntosh discusses her knack for internal organizing in a right-to-work state.  It all starts with a simple phrase - It's wrong not to belong.

Organizing the Unorganized: Adjunct Professors

With the support of the United Steelworkers, adjunct professors at Point Park University and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA have successfully formed a union. They will soon begin to bargain for wages, benefits and quality of life improvements so they may continue to usher students through the ranks of higher education.

USW Members Makes the Country Work

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, shouts out the USW Women of Steel in a speech in which she said the members of the Steelworkers Union not only go to work every day and support our local economies and communities, but are leaders when it comes to legislative issues that concern working families.

USW Keynote Speech from President Leo W. Gerard (Part 3 of 3)

USW President Leo W. Gerard gives an empowering and passionate keynote speech at the 2014 USW Constitutional Convention.

Mulcair: Stop The Killing

Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair addresses the delegates at the 2014 United Steelworkers convention

USW Keynote Speech from President Leo W. Gerard (Part 2 of 3)

USW President Leo W. Gerard gives an empowering and passionate keynote speech at the 2014 USW Constitutional Convention.

USW Keynote Speech from President Leo W. Gerard (Part 1 of 3)

USW President Leo W. Gerard gives an empowering and passionate keynote speech at the 2014 USW Constitutional Convention.

USW The Fighting Spirit

In August 2011 United Steelworkers came together to stand up and fight back for workers around the world.

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We Are A Union that Works

The 2014 USW Constitutional Convention opening video, "A Union That Works," highlights our awesome members doing what we do best: working hard in every way to make our world a better place for everyone.

What A Day: Rev. Dr. William Barber II adresses the USW (FULL)

Rev. Dr. William Barber II delivers a down right, electrifying, knockout and empowering speech to the delegates of the 2014 United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention.

"Trade is the Tool They Bludgeon Us With."

A short clip of USW Vice President Tom Conway discussing the dangers of bad trade deals.

Stronger Together

Our union has a proud history and is forged in tradition that we are all privileged to carry on. The past few years have been among the most exciting -- and the most challenging in our 70 plus years. We've come through a lot. We've accomplished a lot. And we have so much more to do. Through it all -- the good times and the bad times -- one thing has been proven over and over: we are stronger together.

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USW's Civil Rights Conference Rocks Cincinnati!

The 2012 USW Civil Rights Conference takes their political message to the streets of Cincinnati, Ohio. Fred Redmond, USW International V.P., delivered a powerful and inspirational message to the delegates telling them that "America's best days are ahead."

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Los Mineros - USW Convención

"Video sobre la solidaridad entre United Steelworkers y Los Mineros presentado en la Convención de United Steelworkers en agosto 2011"

2012 USW Health and Safety Conference Closing Statement

USW Health, Safety and Environmental Director, Mike Wright gives closing comments at the USW 2012 Health and Safety Conference.

USW: In Memoriam 2012

A sobering list of our union brothers and sisters that lost their lives at the workplace.

USW: State Sen. Joe Schiavoni

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni (D-OH) addresses the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention

USW: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II addresses the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention

USW: Danny Glover receives the Paul Wellstone Award

Actor and Activist, Danny Glover, receives the Paul Wellstone Award at the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention.

Ed Schultz: Paul Wellstone Award - Part 2

Ed Shultz receives the Paul Wellstone award during the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention

Ed Schultz: Paul Wellstone Award - Part 1

Ed Shultz receives the Paul Wellstone award during the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention

Hilda L. Solis, United States Secretary of Labor address USW

Hilda L. Solis, United States Secretary of Labor address the United Steelworkers at their Constitutional Convention, August, 18, 2011

Lena C. Taylor Fights Back!

Wisconsin State Senator Lena C. Taylor receives the USW Fight Back Award at the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention

Tom Conway on Trade

USW International Vice President, Tom Conway, talks about the USW's efforts on unfair trade

Sen. Bernie Sanders - Part 3

Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention

Sen. Bernie Sanders - Part 2

Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention

Bob Herbert Bob Herbert, Columnist / Author Part 2

Bob Herbert, Columnist / Author addresses USW Constitutional Congress 2011, August 17, 2011

Bob Herbert, Columnist / Author Part 1

Bob Herbert, Columnist / Author addresses USW Constitutional Congress 2011, August 17, 2011

Ken Georgetti: 'We are in a class war right now'

Ken Georgetti Canadian Labour Congress President addresses USW Constitutional Convention 2011 August 17, 2011

Trumka: We Will Never Back Down

Richard L. Trumka President, AFL-CIO addresses United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention, August 17, 2011

Len McCluskey General Secretary of Unite the Union

Len McCluskey General Secretary of Unite the Union address the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention August 16, 2011

Senator Sherrod Brown ( D ) Ohio

Senator Sherrod Brown ( D ) Ohio address to the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention, August 17, 2011

Jack Layton, NDP

Jack Layton, NDP, address to the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention on August 17, 2011

Lynn Williams, USW President Emeritus

Lynn Williams, USW President Emeritus address to the USW Constitutional Convention August 16, 2011

Oralia Gomez on behalf of her husband Napoleon Gomez

Oralia Gomez speaks to the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention on behalf of her husband Napoleon Gomez, General Secretary of Los Mineros

Rev Kevin Lee, Wings of Eagles Community Church

Rev Kevin Lee, Wings of Eagles Community Church, gives the invocation at the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention August 16, 2011

Napoleon Gomez, General Secretary of Los Mineros

Napoleon Gomez, General Secretary of Los Mineros address the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention August 16, 2011. Stressing the importance of International Solidarity.

Artur Henrique dos Santos, Pres. United Workers Central ( CUT )

Artur Henrique dos Santos, Pres. United Workers Central ( CUT ) address the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention August 16, 2011. Stressing the importance of international solidarity.

Copy of Len McCluskey General Secretary of Unite the Union

Len McKluskey General Secretary of Unite the Union address the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention August 16, 2011

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING: Struggles and Successes

The United Steelworkers standing up for collective bargaining rights. As a union, we bargain to protect jobs, protect income, and protect benefits. Each year, 2,500 contracts are bargained for our members.

Father Cleve Kiley Invocation

Fr. Kiley gives the invocation on the opening day of the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention, August 15, 2011

Armine Yalnizyan: "It's Up to You"

Armine Yalnizyan of The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives addresses the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention.

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"One Day Longer"

USW young member Mike "O.B." O'Brien performs his song "One Day Longer" at the USW International Convention, August 15th, 2011

Our Union's Next Generation of Leaders

USW Members pass a resolution laying out a plan for our unions next generation of leaders.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi

Rep. Nancy Pelosi addressed the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention

Leo W. Gerard's Keynote Address Part 4

USW International President, Leo Gerard's address to the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention.

Leo W. Gerard's Keynote Address Part 3

USW International President, Leo Gerard's address to the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention.

Leo W. Gerard's Keynote Address Part 2

USW International President, Leo Gerard's address to the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention.

Leo W. Gerard's Keynote Address Part 1

USW International President, Leo Gerard's address to the 2011 USW Constitutional Convention.