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United Steelworkers of America

 
 
United Steelworkers of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 14, 2011
1. United Steelworkers of America Marker
Inscription.  In the Grant Building here on June 17, 1936, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee was founded. Renamed in 1942, the USWA became one of the world's largest unions, embracing over a million workers. Philip Murray was its first president.
 
Erected 1986 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Labor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 26.275′ N, 79° 59.848′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Grant Street, on the right when traveling east on Fourth Avenue. Located on Fourth Street, just East of Grant Street at Grant Building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); City-County Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh (within
Grant Building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 14, 2011
2. Grant Building
shouting distance of this marker); In 1841 (within shouting distance of this marker); On This Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The City of Pittsburgh was named by General John Forbes in Honor of William Pitt (about 400 feet away); Allegheny County (about 400 feet away); Gold Star Mothers Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. USW / United Steelworkers. (Submitted on June 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Philip Murray at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on June 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. United Steelworkers of America - Behind the marker. (Submitted on June 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
United Steelworkers of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 14, 2011
3. United Steelworkers of America Marker
Grant Building in background
Philip Murray image. Click for full size.
By USGov-DOL, 1991
4. Philip Murray
Labor Hall of Fame Honoree
United Steelworkers of America local 1397 On Strike image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1957
5. United Steelworkers of America local 1397 On Strike
Local 1397 of the United Steelworkers of America On Strike, c. 1957. George Barbour, a Courier reporter, interviews a steelworker from the United Steelworkers of America Local 1397 on strike. Sign reads as United Steelworkers of America local 1397 On Strike. Carnegie Museum of Art, Teenie Harris collection
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 669 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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