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.

FBP/Organizing Nov. 2014

Fight Back Pittsburgh/USW Local 3657 Organizing Committee Monthly Report
November 2014

It’s been another busy month for Fight Back Pittsburgh. As the Children’s Museum continues to organize, we held an action on Free Day where we handed out literature and coffee and talked to the museum workers. We supported Pittsburgh Student Solidarity Coalition on November 19th in their “Students Not Customers” rally as a part of a global week of action focused on the student debt crisis and corporatization of the university system.

Rachel Nunes, our intern funded by the Berger Marks Foundation, as a part of her grant launched a “share.connect.rise.” Facebook group and we is preparing for a large women’s caucus meeting on November 30.

Additionally, we have been preparing for the arrival if the Honeywell Road Warriors on Dec. 4. We have been organizing a benefit show to raise funds to help our brothers and sisters locked out at Honeywell. And we have been organizing our December GMM where we will hear from workers at the children’s museum about their campaign as well as the Fight For Fifteen Workers who are going on strike on December 4th!

It’s been a month of planning and action and we are excited for our upcoming GMM!

USW Local 3657 Announces the Launch of Fight Back Pittsburgh

USW Local 3657 is excited to announce the launch of Fight Back Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh-based chapter of the Steelworkers’ Associate Member Program.  Fight Back Pittsburgh is a community based union that stands up for working peoples’ rights in our communities, in our government, and most importantly at work.  You don’t need to work in a specific industry or workplace to join Fight Back Pittsburgh, you just need to believe that working class people deserve fair pay and benefits, access to healthcare, high quality social services, and a brighter future for our kids and grandkids.


To join Fight Back Pittsburgh fill out our quick online sign-up form.

How it works:

Fight Back Pittsburgh will be a democratic, grass roots, member led organization to help bring working class people together to work together to win change on issues that matter to us. In general, Fight Back Pittsburgh will work a lot like a local union.  We’ll meet monthly, we’ll elect our own leaders, and we’ll work together to figure out the best way to fight for the interests of working class people in Pittsburgh.

Through November and December of this year we’ll be working together to get the word out about this exciting program.  Then in January we’ll hold the inaugural assembly of Fight Back Pittsburgh.  At that time we’ll vote on a set of bylaws for our new organization and decide what major initiatives we want to work on in the coming weeks and months.

Decades ago the Steelworkers fought to win good, family sustaining jobs in Pittsburgh and to create social services to give us all a fair shot at success.  We created a decent standard of living for working class people in Pittsburgh once, and together we can do it again.