I was honored to be chosen to attend the 17th Biennial CLUW Convention in Reno, Nevada as both a delegate and a member of the CLUW Resolutions Committee. I flew to Reno on Monday, November 11.
Tuesday, November 12, at 9 a.m., the Resolutions Committee met to take a final look at the Resolutions chosen for Convention approval and whether or not the Resolution Committee supported the Resolution. We also discussed what order the Resolutions would be presented to the CLUW delegates during the conference. We worked straight through successfully completing support of all the Resolutions with the exception of Resolution 1, the Four Year Plan, which we decided would be best tabled for the delegates to decide.
USW Local 3657 member Donna Shaver from District 9 was featured on the Union Sportsman Alliance website as this week’s ‘Shot of the Week’ for harvesting a 10 point buck with her muzzleloader. Congratulations Donna–we’re expecting you to send up some venison chili for this year’s chili cook off!
3657 New Member Steve Nesbitt.
Steve Nesbitt transferred to Pittsburgh from Nashville, and is currently working in the mailroom. He expects to move to the print shop once it’s set up.
If you see Steve around the Pittsburgh Office, be sure to say hi and welcome him to 3657!
USW Local 3657 members (both regular and excluded) who work at the International Headquarters in Pittsburgh are invited to join us for the annual Local 3657 Holiday Party on Thursday, December 5, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Lobby Conference Room.
Please RSVP by Friday, November 22, to Barb Pugliese or Lisa Nutter if you plan to attend.
USW International Vice President Fred Redmond and George and Jane Becker Memorial award recipient Sister Simone Campbell.
Members of 3657′s Women of Steel attended Just Harvest’s Annual Harvest Celebration Dinner in honor of the late Jane Becker, a Lifetime United Steelworkers (USW) activist, on Tuesday, October 22 in Pittsburgh, PA.
At Tuesday’s event, the keynote speaker award was renamed the George and Jane Becker Memorial Award for the Becker’s service to Just Harvest over the last 25 years. The recipient of this year’s award was Sister Simone Campbell, a religious leader who has dedicated her life to social justice and helping those in need.
Jane Becker served on Just Harvest’s board of directors in the early 1990s and was on the planning committee for the Harvest Celebration Dinner in the first few years of the event. In 2006, she was honored, along with her husband, the late USW International President George Becker, with Just Harvest’s Seeds of Justice award – an award presented to individuals or organizations that make an extraordinary contribution in advancing Just Harvest’s mission to eliminate hunger and poverty.
In addition to her work with Just Harvest, Jane Becker was a founding member of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) with a strong commitment to mentoring the Next Generation of labor activists.
“She was a leader in her own right, a great activist for working and retired men and women who was always willing to volunteer and always willing to advance the cause of workers,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard.
Jane Becker passed away in July and is survived by three sons, George F. III, Gregory and Matthew William; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.