August 2015 Committee Reports

Health & Safety – No report

Women of Steel – No report

Rapid Response – No report

PAC – No report

New Member – Lunch for New Member Orientation

Organizing Aug 2015

By-Laws – No report

Civil Rights – No report

Fundraising – LU picnic changed to September 12, 2015

June 2015 Committee Reports

Health & Safety July 2015

Women of Steel – No report

Rapid Response – No report

PAC – No report

New Member July 2015

Organizing/FBP July 2015

By-Laws – No report

Civil Rights July 2015

Fundraising – LU picnic 9/19/2015 in North Park.  Additional details to follow.

June 2015 Committee Reports

Health & Safety June 2015

Women of Steel – No report

Rapid Response June 2015

PAC – No report

New Member Committee – The new member committee welcomes 2 new participants, Carol Gehm and Brittani Murray.  We are planning our next New Member Orientation, date is not yet confirmed, probably early September.

Organizing June 2015

By-Laws – No report

Civil Rights June 2015

Fundraising – Need to discuss what days we want to try and have the picnic so Barb can see if those days are available.

Civil Rights Report Nov. 2014

USW Local 3657
Civil Rights COMMITTEE
Committee Report for November 2014

The Committee met this month and reports the following:

1. AFL-CIO Mass Incarceration Training – We’ve spoken with the lead staffer on this issue from the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department and have been informed that a three-day train-the-trainer will be held in early December (dates t.b.a. later this week). The goal of the training is to organize labor/community presentations of these materials throughout the U.S. which deal with the role that organized labor must play in addressing the new Jim Crow that our current system of mass imprisonment of African Americans and Latinos represents. The CRC endorses Doug Ward and Guillermo Perez to attend the training on behalf of Local 3657 with the Local covering lost time and expenses.

2. EEOC Report – We briefly discussed the Local’s making an information request for the most recent EEOC report from the international this December.

3. LCLAA – Pittsburgh LCLAA will be holding a press conference with faith and community allies to endorse President Obama’s taking executive action to grant temporarily legal status and work authorization for millions of undocumented families. Also, the chapter will be organizing another celebration of Three King’s Day at the PFT Headquarters on January 10 will be request financial support from the Local at next month’s membership meeting.

4. AFL-CIO 2015 MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference Jan. 15-19 Atlanta, GA. The committee endorses Doug Ward and Rachel Serbin to attend the Conference on behalf of Local 3657.

5. PAW (Pride at Work) – Their first conference call was held November 18th 2014. USW, SEIU, PAW an UFCW was represented on the call. USW Joshua Rafsky was nominated as Treasurer for PA Chapter. Their discussions included Labor Equality index, Discrimination laws, Hate Crimes, becoming more co-active with labor federations, etc. The PA chapter has gotten support from Jack Shea, Rick Bloomingdale and Director Bobby Mac.

6. CRC was thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Laux from District 2 as the newest member of the committee.

Civil Rights Committee Report for October 2014

Civil Rights Committee Report for October 2014

The Committee met this month and reports the following:

  1. Race exhibit at Carnegie Museum – The local and district agreed to pay up to $200 a piece, totaling $400 for the cost of renting a school bus. We negotiated the bus for much less. Through the efforts of VP Fred Redmond, the international agreed to cover the cost of 45 tickets, pizza and drinks. We had a guided tour and a conference room for discussions before and after the tour. There were 37 people that attended.
  1. AFL-CIO Mass Incarceration Training – Spoke with the lead from the AFL-CIO and was informed the training will start sometime after elections.
  1. CBTU – Had a second meeting, some things were solidified we have a communications committee and a membership (organizing) committee. And discuss what volunteering role we can play in the upcoming elections.
  1. African American/Latino Roundtable (Talk Magazine) – the event was held in Harrisburg, PA. We discussed topics pertaining to Healthcare, Immigration, Housing Assistance, Job Training Programs, Union Relevance and Voter Turnout. Director Bobby Mac stopped in and there were several other Steelworkers in attendance. It was a very successful event with a great turnout. Thank you for allowing me to represent the District, Local and CRC in this event.
  1. National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality – We were in attendance and participated on behalf of the Local 3657, LCLAA and the CRC. Guillermo spoke as our representative.

A Message from USW Local 3657 Civil Rights Committee

Dear sisters and brothers:

The Civil Rights Committee (CRC) of USW Local 3657 was revived late last year and has since been in the process of developing a mission and agenda for creating and maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free union and workplace.  To those ends we are reaching out to all the members of USW Local 3657 tell you about the various projects we hope to promote and how to contact us should you at any time need information or assistance on civil rights matters.

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2012 Civil Rights Conference Report

Dear President Young:

I must first say thank you to the Executive Board and the membership for allowing me to represent our local at the 16th International Civil & Human Rights Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio entitled the Power of the Ballot.

The conference was outstanding.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, Fred Redmond and Amanda Green-Hawkins did a wonderful job.  We were blessed to be honored and given presentations from several people including our wonderful President Leo Gerard, Dave McCall, Director, District 1, Douglas Sizemore, Mark Mallory, Mayor of Cincinnati, Stan Johnson, International Secretary-Treasurer, Ike Gittlen, Mike Scarver, Director, PAC, Hillary Chiz, Marsha Zakowski, Ann Flener, The Honorable Marcia Fudge, US Representative, 11th District just to name a few of the presenters.  They all were great!

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