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Maria Somma

Assistant Organizing Director


Direct Phone: (412) ***-****       

Email: m***@***.org


60 Boulevard Of The Allies

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

United States

Company Description

The USW is now the dominant union in steel, paper and forestry, rubber and tire, aluminum, brick, glass, mining, oil and chemical. In addition, the newly-enlarged USW has 35,000 members in the pharmaceuticals industry and in health care, an industry in wh... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Assistant National Director

Health Care Organizing Coordinator

National President
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

Community Organizer
mostly low-income families


Member of the Board of Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance


MD Rep

Web References (49 Total References)

"There's no possible way for us ...

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"There's no possible way for us to have a free and fair election with the present conditions," says Maria Somma, assistant national director for the United Steelworkers (USW) union. (Full disclosure: The USW is an In These Times sponsor.) The Palermo's Workers Union has asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to reinstate dozens of fired workers and to exercise a rarely-used power: to order the company to proceed directly to union negotiations.

According to Somma, under the old agreement currently fired strikers would have been able to vote, and the workers brought in to replace them would not have been.
"That intervention," says Somma, "effectively disallowed any of the strikers to be part of the election process.

Maria ...

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Maria Somma

Maria Somma Health Care Organizing Coordinator for the United Steelworkers, Somma has had a long history with organizing starting with her experience as a teenager where she spent a summer at a women's peace encampment on the outskirts of London next to a US airbase stocked with nuclear weapons. After attending college, Somma transitioned to working with student activists at the University of Illinois. Then she moved to Minneapolis where she worked with mostly low-income families as a community organizer before heading to the Illinois Nurses Association where she became a union organizer. After five years with the Illinois Nurses Association before leaving to take a job with the United Steelworkers where she has worked since 2001. Former President of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Somma is also a member of the Board of Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice and serves as a mentor to younger union organizers.

Executive Board | APALA

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Maria Somma

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

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Maria Somma, APALA National President

Facilitator: Maria Somma, National President, APALA
Maria Somma, MD Rep.

Contact: Maria Somma ...

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Contact: Maria Somma 412-562-1992, msomma@usw.org

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