USW 979 Cleveland Ohio

Rapid Response Meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month before the 979 Local Union Meeting. Call James

Evanoff at 216-789-3219 to confirm the time and dates of the next meeting. All Local Union members are invited to

attend and participate in Rapid Response.



James Evanoff


"The National Labor Committee" is an organization that works closely with the United Steel Workers. Its Director, Charles Kernaghan has spoken at many USW conferences. and has worked with the USW to fight sweatshops overseas and promote union solidarity. The following link is to their website where they have a number of videos highlighting sweatshop conditions around the world and the fight-back "



National Labor Committee Video

Feb 2011 Rapid Response Conference |  View Pictures from the Feb 2011 Rapid Response Conference



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 fmilies, and their communities.

USW 979 Cleveland Ohio