Lynn Williams, former president of the United Steel Workers, died Monday

Share with others:


Print Email Read Later

Lynn Williams, who served as president of the United Steel Workers from 1983 to 1994, died Monday in Toronto. He was 89.

He took over as president of the international union when his predecessor, Lloyd McBride, died. Mr. Williams was then elected to lead the union in a special election in 1984 and followed that by winning two terms in 1985 and 1989.

Under his leadership, the USW changed contract negotiations in the steel industry. Where once the steelworkers' contract was bargained industrywide, later it was bargained in smaller units. He also ushered in profit-sharing and employment security provisions.


Ann Belser: abelser@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1699

Join the conversation:

Commenting policy | How to report abuse
To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.
Commenting policy | How to report abuse

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here