What is PAC?

The rights of workers are under attack.  Corporations, special interest groups and the politicians whose campaigns they fund want to rob workers of decent pay and benefits for their own profits. 

We must work to defeat politicians who are pushing an anti-worker agenda and help elect candidates who have committed to fight for our rights as workers.

Federal law prohibits our dues dollars from being used for many political purposes, which is why our union established the United Steelworkers’ Political Action Committee (USW PAC).  USW PAC is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from members like you.  These contributions make it possible for our union to run the most effective, member-driven program in the labor movement.  Contributions are used to keep members informed and support member-based programs to combat attacks on worker rights.  A portion of these monies are also used to support political candidates who have pledged to represent USW values and protect our right to negotiate for fair pay and safer working conditions on the job. 

The best way for members to contribute to USW PAC is through automatic payroll deductions.  This option is only available when your local union has bargained “checkoff” language in your contract.  Go to www.usw.org/districts to contact your District's USW PAC Coordinator and start contributing today.

If your local has not negotiated “checkoff” language, you can still contribute to USW PAC with monthly contributions or a one-time donation by using your debit/credit card - simply follow these instructions:

1. Go to https://pac.usw.org/donate/ to contribute through our secure website.

2. Enter your Last Name and Postal Code  (If your name is not recognized by the system, you can enter your information manually by selecting “I would like to manually enter my information.”

3. Select the name that appears with your current address and click “Make PAC Contribution.”

4. Select the amount that you would like to contribute every month.

5. Enter your debit/credit card information, along with your employer and shirt size.

6. Click on “Securely Contribute Now.”

You should receive an email confirming your contribution which will be automatically withdrawn from your debit/credit account each month.  Your contribution, along with those from thousands of Steelworkers from across the country, helps build a strong, effective political program for years to come.