United Steelworkers Local 286 Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating United Steelworkers Local 286 regarding its recent data breach. The United Steelworkers Local 286 data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 37,900 individuals.


United Steelworkers Local 286 is a labor union serving members in the greater Philadelphia area. Accordingly, United Steelworkers Local 286 offers pension, health and welfare, severance, legal, and credit union services. Founded in 1937, United Steelworkers Local 286 initially represented workers in the set-up box craft and folding carton industry. Over the last 80 years, United Steelworkers Local 286 has continued to recruit members and expand its services. As an affiliate of United Steelworkers, United Steelworkers Local 286 is part of the most powerful industrial union in North America, with more than 850,000 due-paying members.


Recently, United Steelworkers Local 286 discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, United Steelworkers Local 286 determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through an employee email account between June 16 and July 18, 2022. On April 14, 2023, United Steelworkers Local 286 began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Passport number
  • Financial account number
  • Medical information (e.g., treatment information, medical record numbers)
  • Biometric information
  • Health insurance information

If you received a breach notification letter from United Steelworkers Local 286:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the United Steelworkers Local 286 data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Bryant Bank;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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