The USW is proud to have been part of the movement for change that led Barack Obama to the highest office in the land and brought a sweeping victory to the U.S. Congress for working families. Congratulations to the unprecedented number of activists on this historic moment. But make no mistake, there's plenty of hard work yet to do to turn our country around. Stay tuned for more on how you can stay involved.
Check out President-Elect Obama's historic speech from last night and read the congratulatory letter from President Gerard to Obama by clicking here. The letter reads, in part: "Over the last eight years, hundreds of thousands of Steelworkers have been thrown out of their jobs, many have lost their homes, many have lost their health care and many are suffering from the economic effects in other ways. ...Thanks to you, today they are optimistic and now have a fighting chance!"