USW marks International Women’s Day with call to #BreaktheBias

Contact: Chelsey Engel, (412) 212-8173,

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway, Vice President Leeann Foster, and Vice President at Large Roxanne Brown released the following statement in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month:

“Women have always resided at the core of the labor movement, blazing their own trails and creating their own way. In our own union, sisters continue to break barriers in their work in foundries and mills, in schools and shipyards, and across many other industries, all while caring for their families and their communities.

“Our strength as a union comes from this diversity and from our commitment to building solidarity beyond artificial boundaries. We know there is simply no room and no time in the fight for workers’ rights for bias or discrimination.

“On this International Women’s Day, and during this Women’s History Month, the USW honors the contributions of the often-forgotten activists who help form the backbone of labor. We also join our union siblings from around the world in the international campaign to fight stereotypes in our workplaces and help #BreaktheBias.

“Together we can create a world where gender inequality is history.” 

The USW represents 850,000 men and women 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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