USW Condemns Vandalism of Mexican Grocery

Contact: Jess Kamm (412) 562-2446,

The United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement in response to an anti-Mexican message written on the wall of a prominent Mexican grocery store in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood:

(Pittsburgh, PA) – The USW strongly condemns the recent vandalism of Las Palmas grocery store and stands in solidarity with Pittsburgh’s Latino community as together we begin to address this repulsive incident.

We as a union will not tolerate any form of hatred: not from presidential candidates and not from individuals who seek to intimidate productive, hard-working members of our community. 

Pittsburgh, like much of our nation, was built by immigrants, and its diversity and rich cultural history are large parts of what make it great. The USW is proud to also be a part of this history, and as we look to the future, we recognize that an attack on one group is truly an attack on us all.

The USW is the largest private sector union in North America, representing workers in a wide range of industries including metals, mining, rubber, paper and forestry, oil refining, plus office, technical and service workers in health care, security, hotels and municipal governments and agencies. For more, go to

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