USW Vice President Brown Elected to National Endowment for Democracy

Contact: Ben Davis,, 412-562-2501

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) today elected USW International Vice-President Roxanne Brown as a member. 

The NED is an independent, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. The NED makes grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad, including labor unions, who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.

“Vice-President Brown’s election to this position of trust reflects the USW’s commitment to democratic accountability in the global economy,” said USW International President Tom Conway.  “Her expertise in global economic issues and the legislative process will help ensure that the NED continues to support the democratic aspirations of workers around the world.”

Created jointly by Republicans and Democrats, NED is governed by a board balanced between both parties and enjoys Congressional support across the political spectrum. 

The board thanked USW International Vice-President Fred Redmond, who is stepping down after six years of membership.

The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, mining, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining, the service, public and health care sectors and higher education.



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