Our union is stronger when Steelworker retirees are involved as activists, advocates and volunteers, which is why we established the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) in 1985.  With the establishment of SOAR, our union solidified its focus on the unique issues impacting USW retirees and their spouses.  Further, SOAR has been engaged in countless efforts to assure security for current and future generations of retirees regardless of whether they belong to a union or not.

Click HERE to read the resolution our union passed at the 2022 Int'l Convention which reaffirms our commitment to building a strong and active Steelworker Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR). 

Tell Us Your SOAR Story

Tell us why SOAR is important to you or has made a difference in your life. Click here for more information.

Contact Information

SOAR International Office

Call Toll Free:

Julie Stein, SOAR Director
(412) 562-2575

Lori Bookwood
SOAR Program Facilitator

Cheryl Omlor(412) 562-2578

Bill Pienta, SOAR President
(716) 410-5682

Scott Marshall, SOAR Vice President
(773) 368-5775

Denise Edwards, SOAR Secretary-Treasurer
(412) 401-6693