Council Recognizes USW Local 3057

Daily Globe Staff Reporter

SHELBY- United Steelworkers Local 3057 were recognized for their 75th anniversary during Monday night’s regular city council meeting.

Resolution No. 53-2018 was presented before council which stated to recognize United Steelworkers Local 3057 on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.

Financial Director Dr. Steve Lifer read from the resolution that on August 3, 1943, United Steelworkers Local 3057 received its Charter of Affiliation from the International Union.

“Since that date it has represented hourly employees at ‘The Tuby’ for 75 years. Local 3057 has demonstrated in many ways its roles in promoting the economic and social growth through the greater Shelby community,” Lifer read.

United Steelworkers Local 3057 President Norm Shoemaker explained there were representatives present for the recognition. Shoemaker stated he wanted to thank city council members and Mayor Steven Schag for providing a good city to work in.

“I have been there for almost 24 years and it has been an honor to live in Shelby and work at The Tuby along with the company. What we do, we do because we have a good job there. We are proud steel workers,” Shoemaker said.

Councilman Steve McLaughlin explained he wanted to thank Councilman Garland Gates for sponsoring the resolution.

Project Coordinator Joe Gies added his thoughts to the recognition of Local 3057.

“My father was a 44 year veteran of The Tuby and he was injured there. The union did a very good job of taking care of him during that accident and helping him through his retirement,” Gies stated.

Schag explained he wanted to thank the steel workers for being such good community partners.

“One thing that I like to hear on still summer evenings when it is not too hot and the windows are opened, that during the second shift you can hear the tubes drop and they ring like a bell all over Shelby. That sound of those tubes being dropped is the sound of mortgages being paid, parents writing tuition checks, and it’s the sound of offerings being dropped in offering plates on Sundays,” Gates added. “You won’t find better tube makers anywhere on this planet than you will find here in Shelby, Ohio.”

After discussion, Resolution No. 53-2018 passed unanimously.

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