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Steelworkers Will Host Reception, Pittsburgh Premiere of Battle in Seattle

Sept. 23, 2008

For more information, contact: Tony Montana, USW, 412-562-2592

PITTSBURGH – The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union will host a reception at its international headquarters prior to a special screening of the new, feature-length film, “Battle in Seattle,” on Thurs., Sept. 25, at the SouthSide Works Cinema with Director Stuart Townsend and Scott Reid, president of Redwood Palms Pictures.

USW International President Leo W. Gerard, Secretary-Treasurer Jim English and Vice Presidents Tom Conway and Fred Redmond will, with Townsend and Reid, welcome questions from the media in the I.W. Abel Building at 5:30 p.m. during a reception with union members, staff and other guests.

“Battle in Seattle” opens in theaters this week in Pittsburgh. The full feature drama tells the story of a dozen characters whose lives come together during the historic Seattle protests that derailed expansion of the WTO and stars Charlize Theron, Ray Liotta, Woody Harrelson, Andre 3000, Michelle Rodriguez and others.

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* Interviews * Photo Opportunities * Refreshments * Q &A *

WHO: The United Steelworkers, Director Stewart Townsend and Scott Reid, president of Redwood Palms Pictures

WHAT: Reception and Pittsburgh premiere of “Battle in Seattle”

WHEN/WHERE: Thurs., Sept. 25:

Reception – 5:30 p.m., USW Headquarters – 60 Blvd. of the Allies

Screening – 7:30 p.m., SouthSide Works Cinema – 425 Cinema Dr.

Press Inquiries

Media Contacts

Communications Director:
Jess Kamm at 412-562-2446

USW@WORK (USW magazine)
Editor Jim McKay

For industry specific inquiries,
Call USW Communications at 412-562-2442

Mailing Address

United Steelworkers
Communications Department
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222