Local 897

The USW was established May 22, 1942, in Cleveland, Ohio, through the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) by a convention of representatives from the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers and the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, after almost six years of divisive struggles to create a new union of steelworkers. The founder and first president of the USW, Philip Murray, led the union through its first organizing drives and dangerous first decade, when the workers of USW went on strike several times to win the right to bargain collectively with steel companies. Through collective bargaining they secured higher wages and paid vacations.

Recent News

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. The USW Local 897 would like to say Thank you to all the Veterans who have sacrificed, served and protected our country.

The cost of healthcare in the U.S. is skyrocketing and we need to find healthcare savings strategy.  Here is one great way to start. 

The Niagara Orleans Labor Council unveiled its Eagle Monument on Saturday during its annual memorial service for all those who have died on the job.

Mother's Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world, and Mother's Day 2019 occurs on Sunday, May 12, in the United States. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother's Day traditionally involves presenting moms with flowers, cards and other gifts. 

The USW Local 897 would like to say thanks to the most important women of them all-- our mothers.   

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