Michigan miners take care of fellow health care members in Upper Peninsula

United Steelworkers Local 4950 is an amalgamated local union primarily made up of iron ore miners in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  To show support and solidarity for their 200 fellow members who work in health care, the membership mailed out nearly 200 gift cards valued at $25.00 each to those brothers and sisters who are working in nearby medical facilities.

The local will also be providing face masks for each health care member with the USW logo imprint.  Patients will know they are receiving the best care possible from a professional group of dedicated individuals from the Steelworkers. 

Local 4950 President Chad Korpi said, “It’s the least we can do to acknowledge what our members are doing on a day-to-day basis and they take it in stride like any other day at work.” 

USW Local 4950 represents LPNs, CENAs, care aides, clerical workers and administrative staff at a clinic, an assisted living center, and a nursing home within Marquette County of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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