Steve Elliott is President of the United Service Workers of America. In that post, he also serves as an International Vice President. At age 18 he organized his auto shop into the United Auto Workers. In 1972, he became a full-time UAW organizer. By 1979, he had organized almost all car dealers in his local’s jurisdiction. Wanting a new challenge, he became organizing director of an independent local based in Queens, New York. In 1987, he became the local’s President and the United Service Workers of America was formed of seven local unions. Steve was then elected National President of USWA. Under his leadership, the USWA has grown to some 30,000 members from many occupations.