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  • Trudeau Government Must Act after Striking Workers Murdered at Canadian-Owned Mine in Mexico November 20, 2017
    TORONTO – The murders of two strikers at a Canadian-owned mine underscores the widespread repression of basic labour rights in Mexico – even when the employer is Canadian, the United Steelworkers (USW) says. “On Saturday, November 18 – four days after the Canadian government was warned of the potential for such violence – an armed […]
  • McIntyre Powder Miners Deserve More November 16, 2017
    Janice Martell’s father, Jim Hobbs, died last May. He was a McIntyre Powder miner and he had developed neurological problems in retirement including Parkinson’s disease. Between 1942 and 1979, employers required workers to inhale McIntyre Powder (aluminum) in mines and other industries where workers might be exposed to silica dust. The theory, eventually proved false, […]
  • News@6 Winter 2017 November 16, 2017
    In this issue: Marty's Message: Taking pride in our bargaining achievements Bargaining successes End Pension Theft Hospital bed activism - Glenn Nolan's ride for safety for members of USW 9316 Power for good - Political Action Training sparks new skills - D6 Fall School News Roundup McIntyre Powder miners deserve more Download the News@6 PDF
  • Trudeau Government Must Intervene in Labour Rights Crackdown at Canadian-Owned Mine November 14, 2017
    TORONTO – As NAFTA renegotiations shift to Mexico City, the United Steelworkers (USW) is calling on the Canadian government to intervene in a potentially violent crackdown on labour rights at a Canadian-owned mine in Mexico. “The situation developing at the Media Luna mining project in the state of Guerrero is extremely troubling. It demands the […]
  • Coal Mining Union Positive on Government Transition Announcement November 10, 2017
    EDMONTON – The United Steelworkers (USW) says coal workers, their families and communities must come first as the Government of Alberta releases the final recommendations of its Advisory Panel on Coal Communities. The union, which represents 600 workers at a TransAlta-owned coal mine near Wabamun, is pleased that the government has listened to the voices […]
  • Steelworkers Reject ABI’s Discriminatory Pension Plan for Young Workers November 8, 2017
    BÉCANCOUR, Que. – The employer’s demand for a discriminatory, two-tier pension plan for new workers is jeopardizing contract negotiations at the Bécancour Smelter (ABI), which employs 1,030 workers in the Centre-du-Québec region. The smelter’s unionized employees, members of Syndicat des Métallos/United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9700, categorically reject a discriminatory, inferior pension plan for the next generation […]
  • Softwood Lumber Duties by U.S. Remain Devastating for Canada November 3, 2017
    VANCOUVER – “The U.S. Department of Commerce’s announcement of final duties averaging 20.8% on Canadian softwood is completely unjustified and will be crippling for Canadian workers and our forestry industry if not overturned,” said Ken Neumann, United Steelworkers (USW) National Director. “Canada must do more to protect our forest-dependent communities in the face of such […]
  • Steelworkers Make Gains in 9th Straight Successful Contract with Goldcorp October 31, 2017
    TIMMINS, Ont. – Improved wages, benefits and pensions are among the gains achieved by United Steelworkers (USW) members in a new collective agreement with Goldcorp in Timmins. Members of Steelworkers Local 7580 voted overwhelmingly on Monday to ratify a three-year collective agreement that includes total wage increases of 6%, a $500 signing bonus and improved […]
  • Steelworkers Ratify Contract at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories October 26, 2017
    CHALK RIVER, Ont. – More than 500 members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1568 employed at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have reached a new collective agreement improving work standards at the Chalk River facility. The two-year contract covers employees including technicians, technologists, IT personnel and radiation surveyors at the former Atomic Energy of Canada Limited […]
  • Steelworkers' Taxi Workers Council Will Provide Strong Voice for Taxi Workers in Western Canada October 25, 2017
    SASKATOON, Oct. 25, 2017  - The United Steelworkers (USW) commitment to providing a strong voice for taxi workers has taken a significant step forward today with the creation of the District 3 Taxi Workers Council, which will represent taxi drivers and dispatchers across Western Canada. The Council brings together representatives from USW local unions to work together […]
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