Contact

Please Note: In 2021, we will be closing our Middleburg Heights office and moving to Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Please use our new address when sending us correspondence through the mail. 

All direct numbers listed below are text-message capable. 

address

United Steelworkers Local 5000
25111 Miles Road, Suite H
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128 

phone

Main: (440) 243-7000

FAX

eFax: (440) 754-0881

business agent

Tom Zidek
Main: (440) 243-7000 ext. 104
Direct: (440) 975-7870
ba@usw5000.org

executive board

Kevin VekaryaszPresident
Main: (440) 243-7000 ext. 101
Direct: (440) 534-3105
president@usw5000.org

Adam Larson, Vice-President
Main: (440) 243-7000 ext. 102
Direct: (440) 534-3109
vp@usw5000.org

John GlentzTreasurer
treasurer@usw5000.org

Nate ChesebroFinancial Secretary
Main: (440) 243-7000 ext. 103
Direct: (440) 534-3103
fin-sec@usw5000.org

Frank JacksonRecording Secretary
rec-sec@usw5000.org

unit contacts 

Union members are encouraged to contact the Ship/Unit Chairman as the first step in resolving an issue between members and management. If your Ship/Unit Chairmain is not available for immediate assistance, you may contact the individual listed for your company from the list below. 

Central Marine Logistics - Adam Larson
Main: (440) 243-7000 ext. 102
Direct: (440) 534-3109
cml-rep@usw5000.org

Interlake Steamship Company - Nate Chesebro
Main: (440) 243-7000 ext. 103
Direct: (440) 534-3103
iss-rep@usw5000.org

Key Lakes, Inc. (Great Lakes Fleet) - Kevin Vekaryasz
Main: (440) 243-7000 ext. 101
Direct: (440) 534-3105
glf-rep@usw5000.org

Sisco, Inc. - Tom Zidek
Main: (440) 243-7000 ext. 104
Direct: (440) 975-7870
sisco-rep@usw5000.org

emergency response hotline

USW Local 5000 has a dedicated hotline in place for emergency situations that require immediate assistance from Local Union Officials, such as when a member is facing possible termination or discharge and a Ship/Unit Chairman is not immediately available to assist; or in the event of a workplace accident or immediate threat to the health and safety of our members. When using this hotline, all phones will ring until the first Local Union Officer answers. Stay on the line until someone picks up the phone. 

Emergency Response Hotline: (440) 243-7000 - select option #3

communications coordinator 

The USW Local 5000 Communications Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the Local Union's website, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), mobile app, and email/text-messaging campaigns. 

Nate Chesebro
Main: (440) 243-7000 ext. 103
Direct: (440) 534-3103
communications@usw5000.org

systems administrator

The USW Local 5000 Systems Administrator is responsible for maintaining and providing support for the Local Union's intranet service, email, phone system, and other deployed technologies. 

Nate Chesebro
Main: (440) 243-7000 ext. 103
Direct: (440) 534-3103
admin@usw5000.org

For technical support with the USW Local 5000 mobile app, you may contact: 

Kacie Gilworth
Main: (440) 243-7000 - select option #6, then option #1, then option #1
Direct: (208) 501-4399
help@linkedunion.com
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm Mountain Time