Racism and the Pandemic

The USW Education and Membership Development Department, along with the Tony Mazzocchi Center, are presenting a discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on black and brown people, including workplace exposures, often limited access to health care and vaccine apprehension based on historic and current inequities, features Linda Rae Murray, MD MPH.

Dr. Murray is a champion of social justice and has been an outspoken advocate for the medically under-served for more than 40 years. She is a celebrated physician of internal medicine, professor of medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago and medical administrator from Cook County, Ill.

To register, CLICK HERE.

Incoming Slate of Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected Local 3657 officers! They will be sworn into office at our next regular membership meeting later this month.

Rachel Nunes (President)

Brittani Murray (Vice President)

Carol Gehm (Recording Secretary)

Donna Shaver (Financial Secretary)

Ryan Fairley (Treasurer)

Yesenia Alfaro (Guide)

Tiffany Olson (Inside Guard)

Chris Wike (Outside Guard)


Kayla Eller

John Lepley

Jenny VanSchyndel


Val Merlina

Tiffany Olson

Jessica Rios

Beth Ussery

Nikki Zepeda


Angela Ballou (District 1)

Denise Smith (District 8)

Tiffany Olson (District 11)

Yesinia Alfaro (District 13)


Ballots are in the Mail

The Local 3657 Tellers Committee has mailed ballots to all eligible voters for our 2021 local union election, so keep an eye out for yours to arrive soon, if you haven’t already gotten it, and please remember to follow all of the instructions and return your ballot promptly to ensure that it is counted.

If you have not received a ballot by the end of this week, please notify Tellers Committee Chair Pam Cantolina (pcantolina@usw.org).

Local 3657 Remembers Director John DeFazio

The Executive Board of USW Local 3657 extends its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of former USW District 10 Director John DeFazio, who passed away on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at the age of 80.

Director DeFazio was a friend and co-worker to many members of Local 3657 over the years, and also served for 12 years as director of our home district in Pennsylvania, District 10. He, like many members of our local union, called Western Pennsylvania home, and his dedication to his community and to the members of the USW was second to none.

Director DeFazio spent his life fighting for justice and fairness on behalf of working people. We owe him and his family a debt of gratitude for that work, and for inspiring us all to continue in that fight. Rest in power, Brother DeFazio.