Local 3657 Scholarship Notice

Local 3657 will be awarding six $500 scholarships to sons, daughters and/or legal wards of active local union members for study at a college, university, trade school or other establishment offering post-secondary education.

The official scholarship notice can be found by clicking here.

All undergraduate and graduate students who qualify for the USW Social Insurance Program and have not previously been granted a Local 3657 scholarship are eligible to participate in the drawing. Please note on your entry your child’s name, whether this would be an academic or technical scholarship, what school your child will be attending, and mail or email entries to:

Carol Gehm, Recording Secretary
USW Local 3657
60 Boulevard of the Allies, Room 706
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222

Entries must be received by July 12, 2019, and winners will be chosen by lottery at our July meeting.


Muslim Women’s Association Events

The USW Local 3657 Civil and Human Rights Committee will welcome the Muslim Women’s Association of Pittsburgh to our International Headquarters on June 18th and 19th for two presentations from Sister Sarah Jameela Martin:

Tuesday, June 18 – “Pittsburgh’s Underground Railroad”

Wednesday, June 19 – “The History of African American Muslims” 

Both events will begin at NOON in the Second Floor Conference Room and will include a potluck lunch. If you are willing to help, please e-mail Paulette Battisti at pbattisti@usw.org.

A conference call line will be provided for members outside the building who wish to participate.


Celebrate May 11 with APALA Pittsburgh

Local 3657 members and allies have officially founded a local chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA). APALA Pittsburgh will be holding its launch party on Saturday, May 11, to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

You are invited to stop by the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Squirrel Hill on Saturday, May 11 to enjoy free food and cultural performances and learn about what APALA Pittsburgh is doing to promote workers’ rights!

What: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with APALA Pittsburgh

When: Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: JCC Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

APALA is an AFL-CIO constituency group founded in 1992. It is an organization of Asian American labor activists that works on building labor-community alliances in support of union organizing, worker rights, civil rights, and economic justice. Its members are rank-and-file union members, union staff, and other community members who support the labor movement.

In the coming year, APALA Pittsburgh plans to:

1. Support union organizing in the Pittsburgh area;

2. Conduct “know your rights” sessions about immigrants’ and workers’ rights;

3. Coordinate civic engagement efforts such as 2020 census awareness; and

4. Work with Wage Justice coalition to inform working people about their rights and stand with workers to demand justice.  

The event on May 11 is a celebration. Interpretation in several Asian languages will be available. Everyone is welcome.

There will be an exhibition highlighting Asian American and Pacific Islander labor leaders in our movement. From 2:00 pm to 4:30 p.m., there will be free immigration related legal services and organizations tabling with helpful resources for low-income working families. From 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., stop by for cultural performances and free food.

Join fellow union members and community allies to celebrate and find out what APALA Pittsburgh is doing to empower working people!

For more information and updates about the event, go to the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2355381284693860/.