USW Members Kick Off Health & Safety Conference

More than 1,600 activists from USW and Communications Workers of America (CWA) locals, along with managers at USW- and CWA-represented companies, are in Pittsburgh this week aiming to make their workplaces safer and healthier. “The work that you’re doing is crucial to the union,” International President Tom Conway told the crowd at the outset of Monday’s union-only session that kicked off the USW’s Health, Safety and Environment Conference. Conway said that at one point in the history of the steel industry, 500 workers died each year, just in Pittsburgh-area mills. “In many ways, the work that you do this week grows out of that history,” he said. The newly installed president said that the w

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