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June 17, 1936

tumblr_lkxw8aPDpK1qz8xtho1_500The Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) sets up its headquarters in downtown Pittsburgh with the goal to organize steelworkers. “Our first problem was to banish fear from the steelworkers’ minds,” recalled Philip Murray, SWOC chair. On March 2, 1937, U.S. Steel signs its first collective bargaining agreement with SWOC.

May 22, 1942


Delegates to the Steel Workers Organizing Committee convention in Cleveland, OH, form the United Steelworkers of America and elect Philip Murray, SWOC chair, as the international’s first president.

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