September 27, 2023

Retirees Mourn the Loss of USW International President Tom Conway

The following statement was issued by Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the passing of United Steelworkers International President Tom Conway:

“The labor movement has lost a champion of workers and a relentless advocate for retirees with the passing of Tom Conway, International President of the United Steelworkers.

“Tom was not just a leader for Steelworkers, he was a force for all union members and older Americans. His work as an executive board member of the Alliance for Retired Americans reflected that dedication for years.

“Tom began his career working at the Burns Harbor Works of Bethlehem Steel, joining USW Local 6787 in 1978. He knew that pensions were earned through hard work and were a promise to be kept. He always fought to ensure that commitment was honored when corporations closed or faced economic difficulties.

“He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who knew and loved him.”


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