About Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees S.O.A.R.

SOAR was established in 1985 to organically link the USW’s active members with those in retirement so that both can work on common problems. The Local Chapter 7 was formed at Union City, Tennessee in 1999.

SOAR has proved to be a true partner of our active membership in the pursuit of economic security.

Until SOAR came along, there was no strong advocate to focus attention on the special problems and needs faced by USW pensioners and their spouses.

SOAR made these problems very visible and helped fashion USW policy to deal with them. Our relationship with the United Steelworkers is based on shared values.

The major purpose of SOAR is to deal with the Social, Economic, Educational, Legislative and Political developments and concerns of its members and spouses. We fight for the preservation of Social Security, Medicare, for better health care protection, as well as for federal laws to better serve the elderly.

The local Soar Chapter meetings are being held at the USW Local 878L Union Hall at 511 West Main in Union City, Tennessee.    The dates and times of the meetings are the first Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. unless that day falls on a holiday.   You are encouraged to attend.

For retired USW members - If you are interested in joining S.O.A.R or would like more information, contact President, Bob Ivey - 270-236-8123, Vice President -RC Parrish - 731-536-4880 or Secretary, Norman Petty - 731-885-1897

Press the above button to go to the International SOAR Web Site.