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Gerard retirement among leadership changes

Our union today announced changes in its leadership as a result of a series of retirements, including USW International President Leo W. Gerard, Secretary-Treasurer Stan Johnson and Vice Presidents Carol Landry and Jon Geenen. The union’s International Executive Board (IEB) passed a resolution approving the plan and the transition, which will take place between now and mid-July when the changes become effective. “The decision to announce these changes together will ensure that a capable and experienced group of trade union leaders will hit the ground running as a team,” said Gerard. “It will also pave the way so that the union continues to be on solid footing and that the transition is seaml

Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Urging Passage of H.R. 5: The Equality Act

Dear Representative: Today, the House of Representatives is expected to consider the Equality Act, H.R 5. This critical legislation would combat the ongoing discrimination faced on a daily basis by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) Americans. Over 70 countries have adopted anti-discrimination protections – like the Equality Act – and we urge Congress to do the same. In many states across the county, workers are fired from their jobs or people are evicted from their homes, simply based on their sexual orientation or identity, without any recourse. In fact, more than half of all U.S. states lack protections against LGBTQ discrimination. Only 20 U.S. states and the District o

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