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  • "Be More Than A Bystander” Training Already Making An Impression April 18, 2018
    It seems that every time you open a newspaper or turn on the six o’clock news these days, you’re surrounded by bad news. Whether it’s the chaotic sideshow of American politics or the latest political scandal here at home, it can make you deeply cynical about the state of our world. That’s why it’s even […]
  • Introducing Atkinson Foundation Podcast: Just Work It April 10, 2018
    The millennial generation spans two decades, 1981 to 2001. We all grew up with technology. The first wave grew up with personal computers, cell phones and video game systems. The second is known for their tablets, smartphones and apps. We have the edge over our parents and grandparents when it comes to communications, media and […]
  • Workers Were Sold a Lie March 27, 2018
    As NAFTA renegotiations drag on, Steelworkers and our allies across the continent are dogging the governments of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico with a clear message: if this trade agreement is worth saving, it must serve the interests of working people. An open letter co-authored by leaders of the USW and Los Mineros, Mexico’s mineworkers union, […]
  • Stepping Up to Stop Harassment March 22, 2018
    Speak Out. Speak Up. Believe Survivors. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have revealed just how prevalent and pervasive sexual harassment is. More and more women are bravely coming forward with stories of sexual harassment by men in positions of power. Why do we call these women ‘brave’? Because the least-common response to harassment (of any […]
  • Canadian Health Care Workers Find Common Ground March 14, 2018
    Health care workers in western Canada are all members of amalgamated locals, which brings a unique set of challenges. Health care is not typically the dominant sector in these locals, and there are not always opportunities for health care workers to connect as a group. This is why meetings like the one that took place […]
  • Young Workers Building Solidarity Across Borders and Seas March 6, 2018
    Palm trees, white sand, blue seas, and countless hours of sun – that’s how most people see, imagine and expect Cuba to be. What most people don’t see or know about Cuba is that it is home to an inclusive and worker-friendly nation. While resorts are designed to operate in a capitalist system, in socialist […]
  • Canada’s Exclusion from U.S. Aluminum, Steel Tariffs Clearly Warranted March 1, 2018
    TORONTO, MONTREAL – Canada’s steel and aluminum producers clearly must be excluded from U.S. import tariffs announced today by President Donald Trump, the United Steelworkers (USW) says. “The evidence is clear that Canadian steel and aluminum imports are not part of the problem that the U.S. administration is trying to address through its Section 232 […]
  • Steelworkers Hoping New Owner Comes Forward for Hamilton Specialty Bar March 1, 2018
    HAMILTON – United Steelworkers (USW) representatives say they are doing everything they can to help find a new owner for the Hamilton Specialty Bar (HSB) mill that is in receivership and facing imminent closure. “We have been informed that a motion to liquidate the company will be heard in court on March 14, as no […]
  • Join the USW in saying NO to violence, harassment against women March 1, 2018
    Violence seriously impacts women workers' lives around the globe, with sexual harassment its most reported form. Violence against women is a violation of women’s human rights. It is an obstacle to gender equality. Violence against women at work is a core trade union issue affecting workers’ rights, safety, health and dignity. All forms of violence […]
  • Locked-Out ABI Steelworkers Confront Alcoa CEO in Florida February 27, 2018
    HOLLYWOOD, FL, Feb. 27, 2018 - Quebec Steelworkers have travelled 2,800 kilometres to Florida to confront Alcoa CEO Roy Harvey for the seven-week lockout of employees at the ABI aluminum smelter that is damaging an entire region's economy. Locked-out ABI employees from Bécancour, Que., are demonstrating today outside the BMO Global Metals and Mining Conference, where Harvey […]
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