Among the USW field volunteers in battleground states were Jessica Schiessl, 30, a Local 482 materials handler for a paper mill in Oshkosh, WI. She was door knocking and a poll watcher on Election Day. "The experience has changed my life," Schiessl said. "I've only got a few years work time, but I'm also fighting for the 20-year mill workers who don't want candidates who have a record of shipping jobs offshore."Joe Sterling, 48, of Ohio USW Local 3610 at a maker of rollers for steel mills in Canton, led dozens of union volunteers while on union-paid leave from his job for the past five months to mobilize for candidate rallies, coordinate phone banks, and to distribute handbills at worksites starting at 5:30 am. "What kept me motivated was the threat by those severely conservative candidates who promised to shutdown workers' rights to a union."
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