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USW Election Day Statement: Steelworkers Cite Mobilization among Union Families

Contact: Tim Waters, 412-999-3587; twaters@usw.org
             Wayne Ranick, 412-901-8442; wranick@usw.org

Pittsburgh (Nov. 2, 2010) – Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), released the following statement on Election Day activities that cited a big mobilization effort among union households in key battleground states for both federal and state candidates.

“We have no illusions about this mid-term election taking place during tough economic times and with the political landscape it created. We are proud of the campaign work done by our USW activist corps and the AFL-CIO Labor 2010 outreach in every battleground state.”

“USW activists distributed 1.6 million leaflets at worksites, while making 745,240 phone calls in union halls across America to active and retired members. In addition, local union volunteers knocked on more than 350,000 doors in the final weeks of the campaign where our members live. Since early October, we mailed 859,160 targeted campaign pieces into USW member households.

“After all the votes are counted, the USW will evaluate the challenges working families will face with the new Congress in the coming year and we will be prepared to carry our fight forward.”

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