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  • B.C. Steelworker Nancy McCurrach Wins Top Jefferson Award for Community Service June 23, 2017
    TORONTO – United Steelworkers (USW) member Nancy McCurrach of Port Coquitlam, B.C., has won a major North American community service award for her outstanding work in helping refugees. McCurrach, a member of Telecommunications Workers Union, USW National Local 1944, was recognized Thursday, June 22, in Washington D.C., with a top honour for public service from […]
  • Conciliation at Freedom Mobile as First Contract Talks Heat Up June 20, 2017
    WINDSOR – Negotiations for a first collective agreement between the United Steelworkers (USW) and Freedom Mobile in Windsor have entered the conciliation phase. A federal labour conciliation officer has convened meetings between the company and the union starting this week in an effort to help reach a settlement. Freedom Mobile, previously known as Wind Mobile, […]
  • United Steelworkers Hosts Toronto NDP Leadership Debate June 22 June 20, 2017
    TORONTO - The United Steelworkers (USW) will host a labour and economy-focused debate in Toronto between all the NDP leadership candidates on Thursday, June 22.THE TORONTO LEADERSHIP DEBATE:Labour - Justice - Our FutureHosted by United SteelworkersThursday, June 22,  7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. (east of Museum subway […]
  • Calgary Steelworkers Respond to Evraz Attacks with 100% Strike Vote June 15, 2017
    CALGARY - Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6673 at Evraz Calgary have voted 100% in favour of strike action in response to the company's outrageous concessionary demands. The vote at Evraz Calgary follows a similarly strong strike vote at Evraz Regina at the end of last month. Despite the union's attempt to negotiate a […]
  • Steelworkers Return from Washington: Everyone Wants a Negotiated Softwood Settlement but Path Forward Is Unclear June 15, 2017
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – After two intensive days of meetings with several U.S. Congressmen and Senators, the U.S. Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce, a delegation of Canadian Steelworkers heard the message loud and clear – a desire to negotiate a softwood lumber settlement sooner rather than later is shared across our borders. "We had […]
  • Canada-China Trade Deal Would Decimate Canadian Workers, Industries June 14, 2017
    TORONTO – Canadian workers and key industries will be hard-hit if the Liberal government forges ahead with a trade agreement with China, the United Steelworkers (USW) warns. “The government’s claim of setting a ‘progressive’ trade agenda whitewashes the potentially devastating impact of the Canada-China trade deal it is pursuing,” says USW National Director Ken Neumann. […]
  • Canadian Forestry Workers Tell U.S. Officials: A Fair Softwood Agreement Is a Negotiated One June 12, 2017
    WASHINGTON - A delegation of Canadian members of the United Steelworkers (USW) from the wood products industry are telling U.S. politicians today that workers on both sides of the border will benefit from a negotiated settlement on lumber and the termination of unfair countervailing and anti-dumping duties imposed by the United States. "The only way […]
  • Cogeco Workers Get Support of Major Unions in Campaign for Respect, Fairness at Work June 8, 2017
    TORONTO - The United Steelworkers (USW) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are working together to build a stronger voice for Cogeco technicians and customer support workers across Ontario. Cogeco technicians install, repair and maintain cable and Internet services for customers and are taking part in a campaign to join the USW. Cogeco's […]
  • Steelworkers and Tacora Reach Agreement Related to Scully Mine June 7, 2017
    WABUSH, N.L. – The United Steelworkers (USW) has reached a new collective agreement with Tacora Resources Inc. as part of Tacora’s bid to reopen the Scully Mine and bring back much-needed jobs to the community of Wabush. “It has been three long years since the Scully Mine was closed and many people were concerned that […]
  • Steelworkers Ratify Key Agreements in Stelco Restructuring June 6, 2017
    HAMILTON, NANTICOKE, Ont. – United Steelworkers (USW) members at Stelco operations have ratified new collective agreements, key steps in the steelmaker’s plan to emerge from nearly three years of bankruptcy protection. “This has been a difficult and challenging process for thousands of workers and pensioners. While these agreements represent a step forward, there are still […]
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