A union is you and your co-workers coming together to make improvements at work, in your home life and in your community.

Every year, working people from all kinds of jobs organize and join unions so they can have a say in the things they care about.

Only the union and a union-negotiated contract will ensure:

  • stability for your wages, your family’s health insurance and other benefits.
  • your working conditions are safe.
  • when decisions are made on how your work gets done, you have a seat at the table.

The United Steelworkers is made up of thousands of people like you – standing together to make a difference.

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The United Steelworkers union was founded in 1942 with a set of principles that still guide us today – commitment, solidarity and a common interest to fight for better conditions for all working men and women.

Today, we are a strong union with more than 1.2 million active and retired members. We proudly represent men and women who work in nearly every industry there is. USW members have won some of the best contracts of any workers in the world. We are problem-solvers who aim to work together with our employers to make a positive difference.