We regret to inform our members of the loss of Courtney Smith. Our prayers and thoughts go out to her family and loved ones. Courtney will be missed dearly.

We would like to congratulate all the men and women that made Black Labor Week 2024 possible.

Our hearts go out to the families of Sean Dugan and Jeremy Gilroy. If you knew either Sean or Jeremy, I am positive you'll agree there are no words to describe how much these two men meant to us.

As part of the Local 9445 eBoard's mission to give back to the community, We have been volunteering with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at food banks all across the Pittsburgh area. If you or anyone you know are interested in joining us, please contact your unit president. 

Our number one goal as a Union is to empower our members. Today, we are highlighting the outstanding work of our Women of Steel committees. The committees purpose is to empower its membership and to make a difference in the world. Please take some time to see what your local Women of Steel committee is working on.

If you've ever attended a NextGen event, you know that NextGen rush. If you haven't, just imagine meeting new friends, insightful union education, hitting the streets and volunteering in your community. Pumped? So are we! That's why we would like to showcase all the fantastic work our union brother Myron Bynum has accomplished. Myron and his fellow Steelworker Brothers and Sisters have been working extremely hard planning the 2024 NextGen Conference in Pittsburgh. That's why next year's conference is shaping up to be the must see event of 2024! 

As member's of the USW local 9445, we feel that it is our duty to fight alongside any group of people battling against oppression. During their year long ULP Strike against Block Communications, the worker's at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette have shown that through tremendous resolve anything is possible. Until this strike is resolved, we pledge to do everything possible to ensure a union victory. 

Special thanks to the USW Distric 10 for hosting such an enjoyable clay shoot. If interested in attending future events please contact your local Union Stewart for further information. 

This Labor Day holiday we ask you to take a moment to be thankful for what unionized labor has accomplished. Since the 1930's the USW has played an active role in changing the lives of so many individuals in the labor movement. Unions have consistently supported working people and their families from health insurance to pensions. Unions are always fighting for workers rights!

Today, we would like to highlight Sukhpal Kaur 9445's Women Of Steel chairwoman. Sukhpal is always finding new and exciting ways to raise the bar for her local Women Of Steel chapter. This week Sukhpal and her other union sisters joined together to make twenty care packages for their local women's shelter. Sukhpal has been a member of the USW for 23 years, where she currently works in the Quality Department at the Harvest Hills plant in Verona.

We would like to congratulate all the members of our local who took the initiative to go to the 2023 Health, Safety, and Environmental Conference in Pittsburgh! They showed that a dedication to the health and safety of our coworkers is our number one priority.