Next Gen Conference

2019 Next Gen Conference – Pittsburgh, PA

The Next Gen was developed to honour our past as Steelworkers while mentoring the future of our union.  They aim to make our union vibrant, viable and relevant for the future through activism and lifetime union.

The 2019 Next Gen conference was 4 days of speakers sharing their stories and experiences in the union.  There were over 900 delegates attending from all over the US and Canada.

Throughout the 4 days we attended work shops focussing on:

  • Women’s issues in the workplace
  • Mentoring new members
  • Domestic violence
  • Harassment
  • Legislative changes
  • The challenges in Puerto Rico
  • Breaking the glass ceiling – overcoming discrimination

We also had a day of giving back to the community. We attended the Big Brothers and Sisters of Pittsburgh.  We helped paint the building, organize, clean, sort donations, landscape and make cards for the kids. 

We had a wonderful experience giving back to the community and would like to continue to do so locally.  We will be looking for volunteers to join the Next Gen committee please contact the office if you have interest.