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Day 1 of the Convention was about building unity both within our unions but also with our political activism. Guest speakers included:
Catherine Cortez Masto- U.S. Senator, Nevada
Thomas Perez- Chair of the United States DNC and former Labor Secretary under President Obama.
Reverend William Barber- President, North Carolina NAACP
* All photos by Buril Smith
Day 2 was Delegates Day. The morning opened with continued themes of Unity and lead into Economics as well as our international efforts and political activism. Morning speakers included:
Emanuel Cleaver- U.S. Congressman from Missouri
Valter Sanchez- General Secretary, IndustriAll
Len McKlusky- General Secretary, Unite the Union
Tony Burke- Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union
Napoleon Gomez- President and General Secretary, Los Mineros
In the afternoon we started with more speakers including:
Richard Trumka- President, AFL-CIO
Keith Anderko- Union Privilege
After our guest speakers finished, guests and observers were dismissed so delegates could debate Local resolutions. After some conversation, all local resolutions were passed and the day ended with Steelworkers united in solidarity.
* All photos by Buril Smith
Day 3 focused on some of the most important topics in the labor movement today:
Women of Steel
Civil and Human Rights
We were all proud to unanimously approve new protections for victims of domestic violence, the LGBTQ community, and minorities in the International Constitution.
Morning speakers included:
Andrea Horwath- Leader, Ontario New Democratic Party
Thomas Mulcair- Leader, New Democratic Party of Canada
Afternoon speakers included:
Joseph Biden- Former Vice President of the United States
Marina Chambers- National President, Australian Wokers' Union
Clayola Brown- President, A. Philip Randolph Institute
Luis Inacio Lula de Silvia- Former President of Brazil
Amanada Johnson, National Director, Jefferson Awards
Local 9231 was also proud of our Sister Libbi Urban for standing up in support of our Civil and Human Rights resolution.
* All photos by Buril Smith and Matt Stefaniak
Recently the Executive Board of SOAR Chapter 7-7 was sworn in! Congratulations to all of our retiree activists for making this Chapter a succeess!
For more information about SOAR contact Matthew Stefaniak.
We engourage you to make the most of this fantastic benefit. Please contact ICD Cooridinator Jen Kuzas for more details.
For those who were unable to attend the recent meeting, please click here to watch a video explaining the plan.
To get more information from the provider, check out their website at: https://www.uhc.com/employer/group-retiree-solution
Negotiations are over. Today, the United Steelworkers ratified the proposed agreement with ArcelorMittal by a vote of 5059-1878. Thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone involved, especially the 9231 Negotiating Team. More details will follow as a lot of changes are coming our way in the future. Please keep an eye on usw9231.com for further details.
United Steelworkers Local 9231 and 9231-01 have overwhelmingly ratified the proposed contract with ArcelorMittal. Final vote count 230-59.
Details to follow as they come in.
* If you are an active 9231 member or retiree and you have not signed up for text updates, email our Communications Director at Buril.Smith@usw9231.com.*
Every second Thursday of the month at 4:15 p.m. EST.
Location: Lynn Williams Hall 110 S. Harris St. New Carlisle, IN 46552