Strengthening Our Union Through Retiree Involvement

Since 1985, the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) has been crucial to the USW’s mission. By defending Social Security, Medicare, and Steelworker pension plans, SOAR supports vital programs and advocates for USW retirees, spouses and families.

Join SOAR today!

In 2019, SOAR's by-laws were amended to welcome any like-minded individual aged 45 or over who agrees with and supports the guiding principles and programs of the organization and our union.

Read SOAR's by-laws.

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

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