Women of Steel

Mission Statment

Women of Steel is an activist-arm of the USW that evolved from the early women's caucuses that demand that women have their rightful place in our union. Originally, WOS was designed as a leadership Course for union sisters to learn how the union works and is still offered in each district annually, but now, the USW Constitution requires that each local union with female members establish a Local Union Women's Committee. All female members of the USW are considered Women of Steel regardless of their union-positioned or the industry or the service they work in, some are activists, and some serve on their local's Women's Committee.