·  by Kim Miller, Rapid Response Director

SOAR and Rapid Response: We Are All In This Together!

Secure retirements. Good jobs. Workers’ rights. Safe and healthy workplaces. Stronger communities. Protection from illegal and unfair trade. A safety net for when life throws us curveballs. These are the things that build a fair economy where everyone can benefit—not just the wealthiest few. This is what grows the middle class and creates a better nation.

For over two decades, USW members and retirees have been working for these goals through Rapid Response, our union’s legislative education and action program. It’s not only for us. It’s for our kids, our grandkids, and all those coming after us. We have a legacy to leave.

Whether you are a member of a SOAR chapter or an individual USW retiree, we need your help. If you’re not yet engaged in Rapid Response, please reach out to the coordinator from your district and get plugged in. There are easy activities that you can do on your own or with a group to make a real difference. We’re all in this together!

DISTRICT 1:    Randie Pearson 419-779-0446
DISTRICT 2:    Sue Browne 269-838-5956
DISTRICT 4:    Mark McDonald 716-553-0239
DISTRICT 7:    Jerome Davison 219-617-5338
DISTRICT 8:    Ronnie Watson 540-354-6173
DISTRICT 9:    Shane Mitchell 205-631-0137
DISTRICT 10:  George Piasecki 610-368-9970
DISTRICT 11:  Bob Ryan 651-295-4155
DISTRICT 12:  Catherine Houston 510-457-5175
DISTRICT 13:  Andy Frye 918-232-8128

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