USW Affirms Pennsylvania AFL-CIO endorsement of Amanda Green Hawkins for Commonwealth Court

Contact: Chelsey Engel,, 412-212-8173 

The United Steelworkers (USW) union International President Tom Conway released the following statement in support of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council’s endorsement of Amanda Green Hawkins for Commonwealth Court Judge:

“The USW welcomes the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council endorsement of the union’s own civil and human rights director Amanda Green Hawkins for Commonwealth Court Judge.

“We know Amanda’s experience as a union lawyer and advocacy for everyday people will serve our communities well, and that she will bring a balanced, empathetic approach to her work.

“The Commonwealth Court engages with a number of vital issues impacting working people including unemployment and occupational safety and health. It’s imperative that the court reflect workers’ values and voices.

“Amanda is the right person for this role.

“Each of us has a role to play in our democracy, and we encourage all Pennsylvanians to exercise their hard-earned rights to vote this spring and beyond.”

The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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