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Steelworker Training

In 1976, Linden Hall was purchased by the United Steelworkers of America who developed it into their national training center.

One of the primary goals of the United Steelworkers is to foster meaningful labor education to active members who wish to promote the goals of the union and its members.        

Linden Hall provides a unique environment, away from outside influences, where our trainees and participants can openly express themselves, discuss their challenges and solve problems.

The Walter J. Burke Conference Center offers classroom and breakout room settings that vary from large-seated forums to warm, small group fireside opportunities.

United Steelworkers trained, professional staff provides expertise in many areas including research, economics and public policy, legal services, health and safety, and communications.

The close proximity of Pittsburgh allows the training staff to invite motivational speakers and guest speakers

Each year, hundreds of USW members enter the doors of the Linden Hall to receive union skills training. Many of them return to continue their education.

One of the most popular courses is the USW’s Leadership Scholarship Program which is designed to develop the skills of local union. This four-year program combines ideas with action to build the leaders, vision, power and solidarity that will stop the race to the bottom.

This intense training challenges participants to expand their strategic planning and leadership abilities, and learn to effectively communicate with the community and media.

Training courses have also been conducted for the Women of Steel Program, Health and Safety and Civil Rights. Some USW districts regularly train their staff and members at Linden Hall.