District Rapid Response Awards


At the recent USW International Convention, we took time to acknowledge the good work that locals and Districts are doing in Rapid Response.

Since the last Convention, we marked two decades of activism in our program. We are grateful to every member who has stepped up to educate another sister or brother, to empower others to take action, and to engage in this important work.

Top District
The District that earned the top spot since the last Convention is District 10. Congratulations Director Bob McAuliffe, Rapid Response Coordinator George Piasecki and the hardworking team of Congressional District Coordinators who keep setting the bar so high.

Spirit of the Fight Awards
The Spirit of the Fight Awards for top-performing locals honors and recognizes strong commitment to the program, innovation in approaches, and exceptional results when called upon to act. These locals exemplify our fighting spirit to build good jobs and a better life for all workers.

District 1

Local 979

President – Dan Boone

Rapid Response Coordinator – James Evanoff

District 9

Local 759L

President – Mark Casto

Rapid Response Coordinator – John Peebles

District 2

Local 1299

President – Jim Allen

District 10

Local 10-00086

President – Mike Gauger

Rapid Response Co-Coordinators – George Walsh and Dan Peterson

District 4

Local 12012

President – John Buonopane

Rapid Response Coordinator – David Dellisola

District 11

Local 11228

President – Christian Ward

Rapid Response Coordinator – Michael McCombs

District 7

Local 12775

President – Vernon Beck

Rapid Response Coordinator – Ryan Baker

District 12

Local 9424

President – Richard Madrid

District 8

Local 831L

President – Danny Barber

Rapid Response Coordinator – Mark Powers

District 13

Local 752L

President – David Boone

Rapid Response Coordinator – Greg Knowles                                                                       


Press Inquiries

Media Contacts

Communications Director:
Wayne Ranick at 412-562-2444

USW@WORK (USW magazine)
Editor Jim McKay

For industry specific inquiries,
Call USW Communications at 412-562-2442

Mailing Address

United Steelworkers
Communications Department
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222