USW Cares: Once a Steelworker, Always a Steelworker

Former Steelworkers of USW Local 455 in Welland, Ontario gathered together again for a reunion.

Members of the former local executive Darren Cochrane (President), Len Hanson (Vice-President), Garry Kalba (Health and Safety Chair) and Mike Hodgson organized the reunion. The reunion marked five years since the Henniges Rubber plant closed in 2011.

Over 350 former members attended to catch up over food, drinks and some fun with old comrades.

The former local was always very active in the Niagara community, often volunteering and raising money for various charities. In classic Steelworker fashion, they decided to do what they have always done in the past and dedicated a part of the reunion to a fundraiser.

At the end of the night, they raised over $1,500 for the Ronald McDonald House.

Once a Steelworker, always a Steelworker.

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