#USWCares: Our union donates hundreds of PPE to Pittsburgh hospital

AGH Donation of PPE

The USW International Union dropped off boxes of personal protective equipment to West Penn hospital in Pittsburgh. The supplies belonged to the union's Health and Safety Department and were being stored for trainings, but International President Tom Conway asked that they be donated to frontline healthcare workers in the union's home city.

We were proud to donate 290 N100 masks, 650 EN14683 type 1 procedure masks and 100 liquid and particle white protective coveralls. The supplies were delivered by Chris Youngmark, Assistant to the Secretary Treasurer at the USW, which has a unionwide campaign going to try to round up PPE. Chris' wife, Marci, is the manager of the West Penn Surgical/Cardiothoracic/Burn ICU units and the newly opened Covid-19 Unit. 

"Just as we're doing for our own members and every worker around the world, we are fighting in every way we can to help keep people as safe and healthy as possible while they take care of us during this pandemic," Conway said. "We'll use every tool we have to keep all workers safe, including fighting for federal legislation to ensure critically needed medical supplies are produced and delivered in a rapid, efficient manner by utilizing the Defense Production Act to ramp up manufacturing." 

Click here to read our full letter supporting H.R. 6390/S. 3568, The Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act of 2020.






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