Committees

WOMEN OF STEEL

For more information please call the Fontana Union Hall at (909) 302-0000.

The USW, by Constitutional Resolution, requires all locals that have female membership support the creation of a local union Women’s Committee which will have equal status with other committees recognized in the local union. Women’s Committees can take on various activities that are geared to raising the awareness of working women’s issues, increasing female activism in their union and expanding union visibility into the community where they work and live.

Our message must be clear to all our members; women are first-class citizens in the union and in the labor movement as well as in the workforce and society in general. Gender equality is a union issue – it is a source of our strength and solidarity

ALL USW Local 7600 Members are welcome to become members of Women of Steel.

CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Valery Robinson, office: (909) 302-000, cell: (909) 202-0141, [email protected]

Our union is a reflection of the diverse racial and ethnic groups reflecting the population of the United States. We are committed to working towards full equality and civil rights for the citizens of the U.S. and Canada and human rights around the world.

This vision is charted in the Union’s constitution and mandated by International Convention Resolutions and policy. The Civil and Human Rights Department’s priority is to provide technical expertise in handling discrimination problems and situations; to conduct education and training seminars on civil rights and women’s rights; to develop resource material; and to provide district and local union representatives with updated information on the subject of human rights.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

Chairperson Tammi Requejo, cell (951)-870-1599, [email protected]
Micheal Barnett, cell (909) 202-9756, [email protected]
Marie Loska, cell (909) 251-2277, [email protected]

The Health, Safety and Environment Department has five major functions – assisting local unions with health, safety and environmental problems; assisting with and/or conducting education and training programs for local union committee officers and staff representatives; assisting local unions in electing party status or friend-of-the-court status in cases relevant to the safety and health of our membership; working for better regulations and standards; and helping to negotiate better health and safety language in Steelworkers’ contract.

HEALTHY WORKFORCE

Join the fight for our collective well-being. Visit kp.org/hwf.

Take action. Take responsibility. Take the Total Health Assessment. Health is a union issue. Unions solve problems that communities cannot tackle on their own.

We know that obesity, diabetes and other preventable health risks cause unnecessary suffering, make employee benefits more costly and threaten to overwhelm a health care system that’s already unaffordable for many families. The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions committed to the Total Health Incentive Plan in 2012 national bargaining, taking a progressive stand for workplace health and wellness. 

RAPID RESPONSE & LEGISLATIVE ACTION

To get involved, call (909) 302-0000 and ask to speak to any of the following committee members: Claudette Baker, Micheal Barnett, John Bryan, Maricela Campos, Diana Gandara, Norberto Gomez, Marie Loska, Ethel Reyes, Valery Robinson, Lynn Summers

Rapid Response is the Steelworkers’ nonpartisan grassroots education, communication, and action program that provides the necessary structure to inform every USW member about pending legislation concerning labor and work-related issues. Rapid Response provides opportunity for all USW members to have a strong voice and an active part in the legislative activities that affect their daily lives and allows USW members to fight back on a daily basis on issues that affect them, their families, and their communities.

STEELWORKERS ORGANIZATION OF ACTIVE RETIREES

Loreen Evans, USW Local 7600 SOAR President, (951) 776-4477
Click here for a application to join or call 1 (866) 208-4420 and request one be sent via U.S. mail.

SOAR was established in 1985 to organically link the USW’s active members with those in retirement so that both can work on common problems.

In recognition of this partnership the delegates to the 30th International Convention voted unanimously to add an amendment to the USW Constitution recognizing SOAR as an affiliate organization of the USW. The amendment also encourages the formation of SOAR chapters, establishes direct communication between the local union and the chapter and gives SOAR chapter leaders input into negotiations on retiree issues.

Until SOAR came along, there was no strong advocate to focus attention on the special problems and needs faced by USW pensioners and their spouses. SOAR made these problems very visible and helped fashion USW policy to deal with them. Our relationship with the United Steelworkers is based on shared values

The major purpose of SOAR is to deal with the social, economic, educational, legislative and political developments and concerns of its members and spouses. We fight for the preservation of Social Security, Medicare, for better health care protection, as well as for federal laws to better serve the elderly.