Local 3657—Taking Action With Strong Committees

Our local union is strong and active because we have energetic and committed members working on several different committees to do amazing work.  Here is a list of our local union’s committees, an overview of their role within the local, and details about how you can get plugged into the exciting work they’re doing.

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee is responsible for periodically reviewing our bylaws and drafting proposed changes to the bylaws to meet the current needs of our local union.  To join that committee or suggest a change to the bylaws, contact John Lepley.

John Lepley Education jlepley@usw.org 412-562-2603


CAT Team

The CAT Team is responsible for facilitating two-way communication between all of the members of our local union and our local union’s executive board.  If you want to join the CAT Team or if you feel like you’re not getting information that you need, contact our CAT Team Coordinator, RJ Hufnagel.

R.J. Hufnagel Communications rhufnagel@usw.org 412-562-2450


Civil and Human Rights—

The Civil and Human Rights Committee is one of the standing committees of the local union.  They are working to facilitate trainings and other educational activities on harassment and on diversity in the workplace.  They are also available to help 3657 members raise and address civil and human rights issues in our workplace.


To get involved or to bring forward a complaint contact the Civil and Human Rights Committee’s leadership team:

Guillermo Perez—Co-Chair Education gperez@usw.org 412-562-2434
Doug Ward—Co-Chair Health and Safety dward@usw.org 412-562-2582
Janene Hogan Accounting jhogan@usw.org 412-562-2341


Fundraising and Recreation—

The Fundraising and Recreation Committee organizes the annual USW Local 3657 Holiday Party at the headquarters and other social events for the local union throughout the year. The committee also organizes periodic fundraisers and bucket drops to raise money for striking locals and other important causes. To get involved in the Fundraising and Recreation Committee or to suggest a fundraiser or social event we should be organizing around, contact Barb Pugliese:

Barb Pugliese Accounting pbugliese@usw.org 412-562-2358


Grievance Committee—

The USW Local 3657 Grievance Committee is responsible for administering our collective bargaining agreement, processing grievances and answering questions about the contract.
If you have a grievance, concern or complaint or a question about our contract, contact one of the members of the Grievance Committee

Dianne Babin—Chair District 13 dbabin@usw.org 225-291-8226
Judy Smith District 12 jsmith@usw.org 253-854-4536
Bev Yacapraro Accounting byacaprarp@usw.org 412-562-2337
Barb Pugliese Accounting pbugliese@usw.org 412-562-2358
Eric Russell Political erussell@usw.org 412-562-2475



Health, Safety and Environment—

The Health, Safety and Environment Committee is responsible for investigating and addressing hazards and health and safety issues in our workplace.  To report a Health and Safety issue contact Steffi Domike.

Steffi Domike Education sdomike@usw.org 412-562-2559


Labor Council

The Labor Council Committee represents Local 3657 at the Allegheny County Labor Council.  As an affiliate with 200+ members we are entitled to send 5 voting delegates to monthly Labor Council meetings.  If you’re interested in becoming a delegate or an observer, contact Patrick Young

Patrick Young Strategic Campaigns pyoung@usw.org 412-562-2424


New Member

The New Member Committee greets every new member who is hired into our local union.  The committee also facilitates the union portion of the semi-annual New Employee Orientation.  To get involved in the new member committee or to let us know about a new face in your department, contact Carolyn Kazdin.

Carolyn Kazdin Strategic Campaigns ckazdin@usw.org 412-562-2521



The Organizing Committee provides support to our associate member chapter, Fight Back Pittsburgh.  To get involved in the organizing committee or plug into Fight Back Pittsburgh contact John Lepley

John Lepley Education jlepley@usw.org 412-562-2603



The Political Action Committee is responsible for signing Local 3657 members up to make voluntary contributions to the USW’s Political Action Committee Fund.  The get involved in the PAC Committee, contact Josh Keirsey.

Josh Keirsey Rapid Response jkeirsey@usw.org 412-562-2291


Rapid Response—

The Rapid Response Committee mobilizes around issues that matter to working families.  The committee circulates Rapid Response Alerts from the International Union and organizes 3657 members to take action in response to those alerts.  To get involved in the Rapid Response Committee contact Andy Zanaglio or Josh Keirsey.

Andy Zanaglio Accounting azanaglio@usw.org 412-562-2362
Josh Keirsey Rapid Response jkeirsey@usw.org 412-562-2291



Because the members of USW Local 3657 are scattered across the entire country we rely heavily on our website for communicating with eachother and sharing information.  Our website and livestream is run by a team of Local 3657 activists.  If you are having trouble accessing the livestream or website or if you have some content that you would like added to our website, contact a member of our web team.

Mollie Relihan New Media mrelihan@usw.org 412-456-4345
Josh Keirsey Rapid Response jkeirsey@usw.org 412-562-2291
Lisa Nutter Accounting lnutter@usw.org 412-562-2364


Women of Steel—

Local 3657 has one of the largest and strongest Women of Steel committees in the entire International Union.  To get involved in the Women of Steel Committee contact one of the committee co-chairs

Janene Hogan Accounting jhogan@usw.org 412-562-2341
Paulette Battisti Education pbattisti@usw.org 412-562-2437


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