The United Steelworkers (USW) is saddened to announce the death last Friday of former International Vice President Leon Lynch, who retired in 2006.
Lynch served six terms as International Vice President for human affairs. He was first appointed to that post when it was created by the USW’s 18th constitutional convention in 1976. He was elected in 1977 and reelected in 1981, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2001.
Lynch joined USW Local 1011 in 1956 at the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. mill in East Chicago, Ind., and quickly became a union activist. He served on many local committees and acted as president of the YS&T federal credit union. He was named a USW staff representative in 1968 and an international representative in 1973 ... more