Stand Up For Steel is a protest of the dumping of low-priced foreign steel on the American market.

People from all over the Steel Valley turned out for a march and rally on November 12, 1998.

Starting off from the Independent Steelworkers Union Hall, The Rally concluded at the baseball field behind the Millsop Community Center.

West Virginia Governor Underwood joined state and local officials at the Rally in support of one of the State's largest industries.

A view of the marchers coming down Main Street/Rt. 2 as seen from the roof of The Mary H. Weir Public Library.
More than 5500 people gathered on Main Street in support of Stand Up for Steel.

The event spawned full media coverage.


Made of REAL American Steel.


The rally was held behind the Millsop Community Center.

Be a part of history. Join us at

"The Valley's Rally"

A rally will be held in Washington D.C. on January 20. Several buses will be departing from the General Office of Weirton Steel at 3:30 and 4:00 am. The deadline to register is this Friday, January 15. The trip is free. Call 748-8080 for more information and to sign up.

Weirton Steel's Homepage Stand up for Steel Homepage

Photos are from the Mary H. Weir Public Library's Photographic Archives.

This Page has been created and developed through the resources of the Mary H. Weir Public Library Community Page Project with assistance of Bethany College, West Virginia Northern Community College, and West Liberty State College's Community Internship Program of the Mary H. Weir Public Library.

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