USW members celebrate Pride Month across the US and Canada

Members of the USW took to the streets across the United States and Canada throughout June to show their support for the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month.

Local 135L showed their Steel Pride in the Buffalo Pride Parade on June 4, while Local 9187 sponsored and participated in Stark County Pride in Ohio.

Later in the month, folks in District 6 participated in the Toronto Pride Parade on June 25, riding in an electric truck that displayed a large USW banner. Steelworkers also marched in the Pittsburgh area at People’s Pride, including faculty and graduate student workers at the University of Pittsburgh.


The Local 7600 Civil and Human Rights Committee showed their solidarity in Southern California by tabling at several Pride events hosted by their employer, Kaiser Permanente.

“The USW was the only union who showed up,” said Maggie Hernandez, a full-time grievance representative of Local 7600. We shared information on Pride at Work and why it’s important for LGBTQIA+ members to have union protection.

Click here to learn more about the USW LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee and access educational resources.

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