AVONMORE, Pa., Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of United Steelworkers and community supporters will hold a candlelight vigil outside the Akers Union Electric Steel facility in Avonmore, Pa., in protest of the company's plans to lay off dozens of workers and cut healthcare for hundreds of retirees.
Who: Members of USW Local 1138, Avonmore Mayor Paula Jones, Father Sam Lamendola, USW District 10 Bobby McAuliffe, Akers Union Electric Steel Retirees
What: Candlelight vigil in protest of cuts to jobs and retiree healthcare at Akers Union Electric Steel
Where: Akers Union Electric Steel Avonmore, Pa., facility. 400 Railroad Ave., Avonmore, PA 15618
When: 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 3rd.
**Photograph and interview opportunities available**
The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries, including metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining, mining and the service and public sectors. For more information: http://www.usw.org/.
For more information contact: Lou Bonnoni, 724-388-2209
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SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)