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Lynn Williams: He Fought for Retired Steelworkers

Posted on 05/13/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyWhen Lynn Williams took the helm of the United Steelworkers union in 1983, the domestic steel industry seemed to be in a death spiral. From 1981 to 1985 — a period Williams later called a “frightful time” for the union, its members and its retirees — the basic steel industry shed some 350,000 jobs in the United States, triggering a wave of early retirements and, in many cases, putting retiree health benefits and pensions in jeopardy. >> Sign up for …