Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) was established in 1985 to link the USW’s active members with those in retirement so that both can work on common problems. The organization is the United Steelworkers’ way of proving that important work remains after retirement.

Local 959 SOAR Meetings

SOAR meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm at our Union Hall.


  • To enhance the communities in which you live;
  • To advance the policies of the United Steelworkers;
  • To engage in political and legislative action to benefit older and retired members, as well as current union members.

Sign Up for a SOAR Membership

The USW Executive Board recommends that your Local pays your SOAR dues for the first year. Basic SOAR membership is only $1 a month. To join, send a $12.00 check or money order to:

Five Gateway Center, 7th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The spouse or partner of a SOAR member can join at a basic annual dues rate of $3.

You will receive a SOAR membership card, decorative pin, and the SOAR publication, “SOAR in Action,” mailed to each SOAR member 4-6 times a year.

For more information contact the SOAR office.

Phone: 412-562-2565