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United Steelworkers is a union that currently represents workers in the steel, aluminum, paper, forestry products, tired and rubber, mining, glass, chemical, and petroleum industries.

Following a 2005 merger with Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union (PACE), United Steelworkers renamed themselves United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial & Service Workers International Union (USW).

United Steelworkers formed on May 22, 1942, after more than six years of divisive struggles amongst a number of steelworkers unions. The union grew quickly. In fact, by the mid-1950s, it had grown to more than one million members.[1]

However, the United States steel industry suffered in the 1970s, and so did the union. Membership began to decline.

The union currently has as many as 1.2 million working or retired members. It represents workers in both the United States and Canada with headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Nashville, Tennessee; and Toronto, Ontario.

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  1. United Steelworkers. Answers.com, 2008-09-30.

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