What is Rapid Response?
Grassroots: Rapid Response is the Steelworkers' nonpartisan grassroots education, communication, and action program that involves every member.
Communication: Rapid Response allows for almost instant personal communication with every USW member on any given subject.
Education: Rapid Response provides the necessary structure to inform every USW member about pending legislation concerning labor and work-related issues. All information identifies the issue, its effect on workers and their families, and the sponsors and supporters. It also asks for a specific response.
Action: Rapid Response Action Calls provide USW members with a way to respond to the education provided. Rapid Response also provides the necessary structure to activate the USW membership to provide for real change in our ability to influence the legislative process. This system provides the necessary infrastructure to generate tremendous action on any given issue.
Change: Rapid Response provides the tools to generate necessary changes in the legislative process to ensure that labor survives and flourishes far into the future.
Opportunity: Finally, Rapid Response provides opportunity for all USW members to have a strong voice and an active part in the legislative activities that affect their daily lives. This program allows USW members to fight back on a daily basis on issues that affect them, their families, and their communities.
To find the Rapid Response coordinator in your area, click on your state in our interactive map on the Rapid Response home page.