United Steelworkers offer support to union members in Ukraine

United Steelworkers rally behind fellow members in Ukraine.
United Steelworkers rally behind fellow members in Ukraine.(United Steelworkers)
Published: Apr. 26, 2022 at 9:34 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (CBS 3 Duluth) - A show of solidarity Tuesday as the United Steelworkers (USW) union looks to support fellow members in Ukraine.

According to a release from USW, the union received a request for aid from the Trade Union of the Metalworkers and Miners of Ukraine, a fellow affiliate of the global union federation IndustriALL.

These union members make steel at ArcelorMittal’s Kryvyi Rih facility in Ukraine.

According to USW, many of them have stayed to fight as the war continues and are now looking for supplies like helmets, socks, and bandages.

“As this war drags on, and their need grows ever greater, we know Steelworkers will continue to stand in global solidarity with Ukrainian workers, doing everything we can to help them withstand these atrocities,” said USW International President, Tom Conway.

USW leadership said you can reach out to your local union to make a donation.

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