Solidarity in Hard Times: Upcoming Online Conferences

Solidarity in Hard Times logoCalling all local unions!

Steelworkers have faced a lot during this pandemic. We’ve been laid off and we’ve been declared essential. We’ve helped our kids and elders adapt to online school and medical appointments. We’ve confronted COVID at work and some of us have even gotten sick. We’ve learned how to stay safe at work and in our communities. 

Throughout it all, we’ve cared for one another. Whether it’s lobbying for paid sick days, standing against racism, bargaining good contracts, or supporting a co-worker who is struggling to cope, we stand in solidarity with others. 

That’s why we are happy to introduce a series of three online one-day conferences built around the theme of “Solidarity in Hard Times”. This series of online events will give us the opportunity to meet virtually and exchange ideas on how Steelworkers support one another and our communities during these unusual times. Please plan on sending members to all three events: 

Registration for the July 21 session, Staying Healthy & Safe, is now open!

Join us for engaging panel discussions, presentations, workshops, and discussion groups focused on health & safety issues.

Here are the details:

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
Where: Online (a link to access conference platform will be provided after registration) 

Agenda Highlights:

  • Panel discussion on Raising the Bar on Women’s Health and Safety
  • Racism as a health and safety hazard
  • Supporting members with episodic disabilities
  • Mental health myths and realities
  • A variety of workshops/discussion groups to choose from, on topics such as ventilation, masking, support groups for injured workers, USW’s anti-harassment policies and more
  • Equity and allies caucuses
  • Prize draws!

There is no cost to locals and you can register as many members as you would like. The registration page is here

**IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be sure to have the registration code provided on the call letter that was mailed to all locals – this will be needed to complete your registration. If you did not receive the letter, please contact the National Office at 

Family Care Expenses: if your local contributes to the Family and Community Education Fund, your members who attend the online conferences can get reimbursed for eligible family care expenses. Find all the details here

We’re looking forward to seeing you online in July!

Register Now for the July 21 Session!

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