David McCall

David McCall

International Vice President (Administration)

David McCall is the USW International Vice President (Administration). 

Prior to becoming the Vice President of Administration, Dave had been the Director of District 1 (Ohio).  In 1998 the International Executive Board appointed him to the Director’s position. He was then elected and re-elected as the District Director by Ohio Steelworkers to represent them on the International Executive Board five times: 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017.
 
McCall’s career of fighting for fairness and justice, which spans decades, began in Northwest Indiana with Local Union 6787 as a millwright at Bethlehem Steel’s Burns Harbor facility. There, he was elected to various positions including grievance chairman and vice president, before he joined the staff of the international union in 1986.
 
He served as Sub-District Director in Gary, Indiana, from 1989 until 1997, when he became Assistant Director of District 7. McCall is currently secretary of the USW Constitution Committee and Chair of the Appeals Committee. He chairs USW negotiations with the Cleveland Cliffs Steel Mills, ATI, Goodyear and others. He also served 20 years as a vice president and Board member of the Ohio State AFL-CIO.
 
His earliest works include establishing the Local 6787 food bank and unemployment support committees, to representing tens of thousands of workers in negotiating and enforcing contracts.  McCall’s career has been dedicated to improving the lives and standards of living for Steelworkers, retirees and their families.
 
After the crisis in American steel that resulted in 50 companies seeking bankruptcy protection between 1998 and 2002, McCall fought to restore benefits to tens of thousands of retirees who lost their insurance in federal court through innovative Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) trusts. His leadership during the recent prolonged global economic recession helped enable the USW to preserve thousands of jobs with a focus on long-term viability and sustainability.
 
McCall graduated from the Labor Studies Program at Indiana University-Northwest in 1973 and the Harvard University Trade Union Program in Cambridge, Mass., in 1990.