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United Steelworkers of America

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Duration: 1936 - Current (Africa solidarity work known in 1970s and 1980s)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


The Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) was formed in 1936 and in 1942 the name was changed to the United Steelworkers of America. The United Steelworkers of America was a sponsor of the Washington Office on Africa. The United Steelworkers of America opposed the import of steel from apartheid South Africa. (Source: The United Steelworkers of America website and documents on this website; and Washington Office on Africa documents on this website.)