February 04, 2016

USW honors Black History Month

Shared from the United Steelworkers (USW):

Contact: Amanda Green (412) 562-2398 agreen@usw.org

(Pittsburgh) – The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today in recognition of February being Black History Month:

Black History Month honors the many contributions that African-Americans have made to the United States. We also take this time to honor the contributions that African-American workers have made to this country’s labor movement and to our Union.

African-American workers fought for dignity and respect in the workplace, but they also had another battle – the fight for racial equality. These struggles continue as we see African-Americans disproportionately impacted by unemployment, low-wage jobs, voter disenfranchisement and suppression, and mass incarceration. ... read more

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