USW redistricting: District 2 to be absorbed into Districts 1 and 7

Michael Bolton, Director of United Steelworkers (USW) District 2 will not run for re-election. The International decided not to replace his position and will instead absorb his district into other districts. District 2 covers steelworkers in Michigan and Wisconsin. Michigan steelworkers will be absorbed into District 1 in Ohio; Wisconsin steelworkers will be absorbed into District 7 in Indiana and Illinois.

USW District 1 Director Donnie Blatt, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the Union’s redistricting efforts — and why the move will strengthen and solidify both districts through larger numbers and a stronger voice.

He also discussed COVID-19 vaccinations and what the USW is doing to encourage worker vaccinations in order to protect its members and their families. Continue reading

Infrastructure bill a great investment in America’s union workforce

The $1 trillion infrastructure bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate has the potential to completely transform America. It is the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system, and the largest investment in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak 50 years ago. The bill is now before the U.S. House of Representatives. If passed, it will ensure every American has access to high speed broadband.

Tiffany McKee, United Steelworkers (USW) District 1 Rapid Response Coordinator, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what the bill means for America’s workers and the USW’s We Supply America tour, a promotional effort to highlight the importance of American manufacturing. Continue reading