Stat Facts: July 22, 2019

New leaders sworn into International Executive Board

Last week, the USW swore in a new group of leaders to the International Executive Board, including a former Health Care Workers Council member. The ceremony in Pittsburgh came after the monumental leadership changes were announced late this spring.

As the union’s eighth International President, Thomas M. Conway plans to ensure there are enough talented young leaders to carry on the Steelworkers’ core mission of fighting for working people.

“When we look at what we do, how we operate nationally, the biggest change that I see for the union over the next five, six or seven years is that we need to strengthen our bench,” said Conway. “We need to build a successor plan and make a path for young talented people to bring themselves forward and shine within the union.”

Conway is joined by new leaders John Shinn as Secretary-Treasurer, David McCall as Vice President (Administration), Roxanne Brown as Vice President at Large, Leeann Foster as Vice President, Donnie Blatt as District 1 Director, and Del Vitale as District 4 Director. Vitale previously served on the Health Care Workers Council as a staff coordinator.

To watch a tribute video dedicated to the retired leaders, click here.

CHC releases video on strengthening health care system

Canadian National Health Coalition released a video last week focusing on the need for proper federal funding in order for people to receive the best possible health care. It also calls for a national strategy so all seniors can age with dignity and respect. To watch it, click here.

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