Media Advisory, August 3, 2020

USW Local 12160 members to picket Regional Water Authority, rally in support of essential workers

The members of USW Local 12160 will be holding an informational picket outside Regional Water Authority headquarters this Wed., Aug. 5, in their continued campaign against the company’s call for cuts amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

“Water is essential, and so is the work of USW members,” said Wanda Howard, president of the local, which represents 120 workers.

The local says that cuts to employee hours will only result in reduced service for the public and are not justified by the RWA’s financial situation or the state of the business.

ATTN ASSIGNMENT/EDITORS: Photo Opportunities, Interviews

WHO:             USW Local 12160 members and allies

WHAT:          Informational picketing in support of essential RWA workers

WHEN:          Wed., Aug. 5, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

WHERE:       South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority

                        90 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT

Contact: Wanda Howard, Local 12160 President, 860-681-4641

                Chelsey Engel, [email protected], 412-212-8173

The USW represents 850,000 working people employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in public sector and service occupations.