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  • USW Telephone Town Hall with NDP Leadership Candidates July 26, 2017
    Listen in to our USW Telephone Town Hall with NDP Leadership Candidates on Wed., July 26, 2017. If you’re a member of the Steelworkers and we have your phone number, we’ll be calling you on Wednesday to join the call. We are holding two town halls – one for Steelworkers in Ontario and Atlantic Canada, […]
  • “Canada has to take a strong stand” on NAFTA: Ken Neumann July 19, 2017
    The United Steelworkers (USW) is concerned about Donald Trump's 'America First' agenda and its potential effects on Canadian working families, USW National Director Ken Neumann says on the Business News Network. “Canada has to take a strong stand” in NAFTA renegotiations to defend Canadian jobs, industries and communities, Neumann says. View the entire interview on […]
  • Canadians Need Transparency from Trudeau Government on NAFTA: Steelworkers July 19, 2017
    TORONTO – With hundreds of thousands of jobs across Canada at stake in the North American Free Trade Agreement’s renegotiation, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is in the embarrassing position of being less transparent with Canadians than U.S. President Donald Trump is with Americans. “We have yet to see meaningful, transparent and open discourse with the […]
  • USW Cares: NextGen and Women of Steel Grow Food for Their Communities July 19, 2017
    USW Local 650’s NextGen and Women of Steel Committees, with the support of their local, USW Local 1-2010 teamed up with their local Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA) and leased a greenhouse from the Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority. The aim of this project is to attempt to strengthen their communities by growing fresh produce for […]
  • Letter to the Prime Minister about the National Inquiry July 17, 2017
    Ken Neumann is deeply concerned that the Canadian government is not providing adequate support to the national inquiry and to the families of the missing and murdered.  Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau Re: National inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women Dear Prime Minister:   In early July, we held our second National Workshop […]
  • Imminent Labour Dispute Threatens Teck’s Profits July 14, 2017
    LOGAN LAKE, B.C. – The United Steelworkers (USW) union is questioning why Teck is courting a potential labour dispute at its Highland Valley Copper mine that would have a significant impact on the company’s bottom line. Members of USW Local 7619, who have been working without a collective agreement since last year, will attend strike […]
  • USW Cares: Kamloops Steelworkers Act Swiftly to Help B.C. Wildfires Evacuees July 11, 2017
    As most people are aware, the province of British Columbia has suffered through a prolonged period of hot weather with little to no rain. This has resulted in an extreme forest fire hazard across the entire province. As of writing this more than 200 fires are actively being fought across B.C. The Cariboo Region has […]
  • USW Cares: 2017 District 6 USW Jefferson Award Winner, Darren Green July 10, 2017
    When Darren Green noticed his local union hall was run down, he led a project to help spruce them up. When he realized children in his community were going without school supplies, he led efforts to buy more than 1,000 backpacks and load them with educational necessities. When he wanted to change the perception of […]
  • Celebrating 30 Years of Women of Steel July 5, 2017
    2017 marks 30 years since Women of Steel began in District 6 and we are celebrating with a D6 Women’s conference July 23-25 in Toronto. The Women of Steel program began as a way to support women’s involvement and leadership within our union. Women of Steel was created in District 6, but has since spread […]
  • USW Cares: 2017 District 5 USW Jefferson Award Winner, Marien Landry July 4, 2017
    Marien Landry, a retired member of USW Local Union 6951 in Quebec, Canada, was the District 5 Jefferson Award Winner for his work constructing education and health care facilities to benefit the children of Guatemala. Landry worked for 30 years at ArcelorMittal as an inspector and casting tank preparer. When Landry first visited Guatemmala seven […]
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