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

Independence Day (the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776.

Jason Slocum and Brandon Kimmel are both winners of the June Union meeting $25 Tim Hortons gift card giveaway. Come join us at the July 14th meeting and you will receive a USW cooler (pictured below) just for showing up and supporting your Union.                                    

Cradle Beach serves the needs of children with disabilities and those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them reach their full potential.

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.


USW cooler for those who attend

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