Steve Ackerman

Steve Ackerman
Cleveland-Cliffs Mansfield, Millwright
Hometown: Tiro, Ohio
Local Number 169, USW District # 1
Years as USW Member: 14

What is unusual about your hometown, workplace or job?

Tiro is home to a world famous testicle festival Testicle Festival with deep local historic tradition.

What does this year’s theme, “Everybody’s Union” mean to you?

Our union goes out of its way to accept everyone.

What issues will be important when your Local’s contract expires?

Health insurance benefits, health and safety, wages and pensions.

What’s your go-to dance move?


Every leader has a good tune to walk out to when introduced. What’s your walk-up song?

“Stayin’ Alive” – The Bee Gees 

Who would you most like to have dinner with, and why: Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, George R.R. Martin, Liz Cheney, Michael Jordan, or Drake?

J. Lo – She’d think I’m handsome.

What things have you done or hope to do while you’re here?


Have you yet decided how you will put the convention to work when you return home?

I’ll have a lot of time to preach to the membership and encourage everyone to participate in the union.

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