We are the United Steelworkers, North America’s largest industrial union.

We proudly represent 1.2 million members and retirees in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, who work in nearly every industry there is.

We slurry and smelt aluminum. We mine for iron ore and create cement. We make glass and metals of many kinds. We produce paper and paper products. And we craft energy-saving wind turbines that help save our Earth.

We’re nurses and nurses’ aides. We make Harley Davidson motorcycles and Carrier air conditioners. We’re rubber workers who make your tires; metal workers who make the materials that go into buildings, homes, automobiles, planes and roads.

We serve you at banks and teach at universities. You’ll find us in oil refineries and grocery stores. At utility companies and in chemical plants. We work in the public sector and in the forests. We drive taxi cabs and work in airports. We’re security guards and electricians. We’re miners and pharmaceutical workers. We work in all these places and so many more.

We are leaders in our communities, in our work places, in our governments and more. We have a presence in the United Kingdom, Ireland, England, Scotland, Mexico and many other places around the world.

We believe in better. We stand up and fight back for better. We work for working families around the world.

District 8

District 8 of the USW covers the geographical areas of Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland.

In those states, we represent workers in steel producing, steel fabricating, gas/natural gas refineries, aluminum, paper and rubber.

In Kentucky, our members make the iconic Louisville Slugger, Bulleit Bourbon, Kellogg’s Pop Tarts and are healthcare workers at Appalachian Regional. 

Have you heard of Fiestaware? Steelworkers in West Virginia produce the timeless dinnerware. We represent health care workers at several facilities in the state, the workers at Mylan Pharmaceutical and at HighMark BC/BS. The workers at the Mardi Gras Casino are also proud Steelworkers, as well as those who work for the cities of Fairmont, Princeton and Ravenswood.

In Virginia, we represent the workers at the Naval Shipyard in Newport News, where naval ships and submarines are built. This local union is the largest in the USW. Our members in Virginia also work at the Goodyear and Yokohama Tire Plants, and produce the well-known food items you find in your supermarket under the Buotini and Pillsbury brands.

In Maryland we represent workers who are steel fabricators, and who work in cement/brick facilities, credit unions, chemical plants, paper-making facilities and label print shops.