USW Local 3657 has a number of standing committees mandated by the USW constitution and several other committees that have been created by the membership over the years. Generally, committee membership is open to anyone who is interested, and committees meet regularly in the building.  All committee meetings are accessible via teleconference and/or live stream so you can participate in these committees whether you work at headquarters or in one of the field offices.

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 training sessions 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 Chair Doug Ward:

Doug WardEducationdward@usw.org412-562-2563

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, members in need, 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 Donna Shaver.

Donna ShaverDistrict 9dshaver@usw.org704-454-7065

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.

Beth UsseryOrganizingeussery@usw.orgHQ
Tiffany OlsonDistrict 11tolson@usw.orgField
Jessica RiosStrategic Campaignsjriosviner@usw.orgHQ
Nikki ZepedaDistrict 7nzepeda@usw.orgField
Yesenia AlfaroDistrict 13yalfaro@usw.orgField
Angela BallouDistrict 1aballou@usw.orgField

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 the committee at

Janet Hill, co-chairCorporate Researchjhill@usw.org412-562-2457
Elizabeth Carter, co-chairStrategic Campaignsecarter@usw.org412-562-2449
Cheyenne SchoenCommunicationseschoen@usw.org412-562-2446
Allison PetonicStrategic
Kirk GapskyInformation Systemskgapsky@usw.org412-562-1990
Ryin GainesNew Mediargaines@usw.org412-562-4349

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 Joe Meszar.

Joe Meszar Information Systems 412-562-2509
Erin LaMantiaInformation Systemselamantia@usw.org412-562-2393

Next Generation

The Next Generation Committee (Next Gen) is the local’s newest committee, established in 2019. Next Gen is a program to inspire and educate younger and newer members of the local and to prepare them to take on leadership roles in our union. If you would like to get involved in the Next Gen Committee, contact


To get involved in the Local’s Organizing Committee, contact


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 Eric Russell.

Eric Russell Politicalerussell@usw.org412-562-2475
Terri PierceDistrict 11tpierce@usw.org816-836-1400
Santana WilliamsAccountingswilliams@usw.org412-562-2335
John LepleyEducationjlepley@usw.org412-562-2603

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 Carol Gehm.

Carol GehmLegalcgehm@usw.org412-562-2346


Because the members of USW Local 3657 are scattered across the entire country, we rely heavily on our website, e-mail, and social media for communicating with each other and sharing information.  Our website, e-mail, Facebook, and conference call systems are managed 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 Cheyenne Schoen at


Women of Steel


Our Women of Steel committee hosts and organize teach-ins as well as rallies and other events to raise awareness about not only women’s issues, but all social justice issues. To get involved in the Women of Steel Committee, contact Rachel Nunes.

Rachel NunesStrategic Campaignsrnunes@usw.org412-562-2382

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