2022 Kleiman Lecture: “Steelworkers in the 21st Century”

“Steelworkers in the 21st Century” is the title of a panel discussion presented by the United Steelworkers (USW) discussing recent organizing drives among museum workers, university professors and the emerging technology sector.

* Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
* The Pump House, 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall, PA 15120
* Program is free and open to the public


RESPONDING TO America’s changing workforce, the USW has been successfully reaching out to workers in previously non-union sectors and institutions. As Pittsburgh’s economy has pivoted from heavy industry to “Eds and Meds”, the USW has won several organizing campaigns among museum workers, college professors and the emerging technology sector.

“Steelworkers in the 21st Century” features a panel of newly organized USW members representing the United Tech Workers, United Museum Workers and Union of Pitt Faculty, moderated by Bernie Hall (Director of USW District 10) and Guillermo Perez (USW Staff Representative, District 10). They’ll discuss how organizing drives in these new occupational areas are transforming the union and its impact on America’s social and economic well-being.

A native of Kendallville, Indiana, Bernard Kleiman, Esq. (1928-2006)spent his life and career helping workers get a fair deal. As general counsel and lead negotiator for the United Steelworkers of America for 46 years, Kleiman played a central role in crafting an affirmative action agreement for the steel and aluminum industries to increase hiring of minority workers and women. The annual USW Bernard Kleiman Lecture celebrates his past legacy and provides timely information on the battles he would have fought in our time. More on his extraordinary life here.


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