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  • Steelworkers Talk to NDP Leadership Candidate Guy Caron September 20, 2017
    Thanks to Steelworkers for participating in our telephone town halls with USW National Director Ken Neumann and NDP Leadership candidate Guy Caron on Sept. 18. Steelworkers asked questions about jobs and the economy, minimum wage, international peacekeeping, pipelines and more. Scott Duvall, MP for Hamilton Mountain, joined the call to talk about the NDP's efforts […]
  • Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $25,000 to Hurricane Irma Relief in Caribbean September 19, 2017
    TORONTO – The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $25,000 to communities throughout the Caribbean impacted by Hurricane Irma. “Irma was a devastating storm, unlike anything seen in decades, where it touched down in Antigua and Barbuda, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. “Once again it is the poorest communities that will have the greatest difficulty […]
  • Steelworkers: NAFTA Has Been a Failure and Requires Stronger Rules of Origin in Renegotiations September 15, 2017
    Pittsburgh, Toronto – The United Steelworkers union (USW) released the following statement identifying its position on rules of origin in the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations. Rules of origin are a critical part of the renegotiations and identify the percentage of content that must be included in products to be eligible for […]
  • With Many Employees Already Near Poverty Line, Freedom Mobile Threatens Lockout of Windsor Workers September 15, 2017
    WINDSOR, Ont. – Freedom Mobile, owned by telecom giant Shaw Communications, has threatened to lock out its call centre employees in Windsor next Friday, September 22. Freedom Mobile’s threat to lock out employees comes on the heels of its refusal to improve a collective agreement offer that was firmly rejected by those employees in a […]
  • Sign-up to talk to Guy: Steelworkers Telephone Town Hall with Guy Caron September 14, 2017
    Sign up is now closed. Join USW National Director Ken Neumann and NDP Leadership Candidate Guy Caron. Click here to listen live Monday, September 18 District 6 (Ontario & Atlantic Canada) – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET District 3 (B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Canada’s North) – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT
  • Steelworkers Step Up Global Campaign Against Glencore September 13, 2017
    MONTREAL/BOGOTA – As part of a global campaign against resource giant Glencore, representatives of United Steelworkers (USW) members on strike at the CEZinc refinery in Quebec are meeting today in Bogota, Colombia, with fellow Glencore employees from around the world. The meeting of worldwide Glencore workers is being held under the aegis of IndustriALL Global Union, […]
  • USW supports Bill C-262 on United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People September 13, 2017
    Bill C-262 is a unique opportunity for Canada to move towards a true nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples, says Ken Neumann. Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Ministers Bennett, Philpott, and Wilson-Raybould Re: Bill C-262: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Dear Prime Minister, Minister Bennett, Minister Philpott and Minister […]
  • Steelworkers Improve Wages, Job Security, Conditions at U of T September 12, 2017
    TORONTO – United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1998 members at the University of Toronto have ratified a new collective agreement that improves wages, job security and working conditions. The three-year collective agreement, to be in effect until June 30, 2020, covers 4,300 administrative and technical employees at the university. USW Local 1998 members voted to approve […]
  • Report: Are the Steelworkers Trying to Recruit You? September 7, 2017
    Today, the vast majority of workers struggle to make ends meet at the centre of Canada’s worst ever income gap, where average CEO earnings are 180 times the income of an average employee.[1] In this kind of work environment, it’s easy to imagine that more people might be seeking the protection of unions to push […]
  • USW Cares: A Purpose Beyond the Walls of Our Mills September 5, 2017
    There are lots of reason to celebrate Labour Day for members of a union; work conditions, the 40 hour week, stat holidays, vacations and pensions to name a few. But really Labour Day is about solidarity, coming together to recognize that when we are at work we sweat and toil for the company to be […]
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