USW: Labor must protect health care for all, this Pride Month and beyond

Contact: Chelsey Engel,, 412-212-8173

The United Steelworkers (USW) union released the following statement in recognition of Pride Month

“Every year, the month of June is recognized across the United States, and in many places around the world, as Pride Month—a time to celebrate the gains already won by the LGBTQ+ community and to recommit to true solidarity and action towards equality for all. 

“The need for that push is pressing, as state legislatures, as well as other national institutions, launch continuous legislative attacks on the most marginalized in our society. 

“In this fight, we must recognize that health care is a human right and that no one should be denied safe, accessible, life-affirming treatment.  

“Most importantly, as we move forward with organizing the next generation of workers, we must honor our duty to bargain good contracts that solidify benefits for all members, and to prioritize health and safety in the workplace. 

“We must also speak out boldly against any acts of hate or terrorism, and we must stand up for all our union siblings, as our union, and the entire labor movement, knows that an injury to one is an injury to all.” 

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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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