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  • Battle to Defend Steel and Aluminum Continues September 19, 2018
    In mid-August, the Canadian government announced consultations on the possible imposition of steel ‘safeguards’ on a number of products coming into Canada. A welcome but minor step in the battle to protect the Canadian steel industry, communities and jobs. For years, Steelworkers on both sides of the U.S. border have decried and battled the harmful […]
  • Historic Labour Victory September 18, 2018
    After years of relentless activism led by Steelworkers, landmark labour law reforms have been passed to prohibit employers from imposing two-tier pension and benefit plans in Quebec workplaces. The new legislation, passed in June, bans two-tier plans intended to impose substandard pensions and benefits on new hires and young workers, compared to existing employees. Legislation […]
  • USW Cares: Grandfather and Granddaughter Duo Fighting Cancer Together September 14, 2018
    Steelworker Jim Kmit has a special relationship with his granddaughter, 18-year-old university student Marisa. The grandfather and granddaughter duo spend a lot of time at Jim’s camp on Nepewassi. Over four years ago, the family learned that Marisa had a brain tumour. Marisa, with her grandfather Jim by her side, faced the ordeal with such […]
  • A New World of Possibilities for Workers: Napoleon Gomez Becomes A Senator in Mexico August 27, 2018
    USW International President Leo W. Gerard has written a letter to Napoleon Gomez Urrutia, congratulating him on the occasion of his swearing as a Senator of the Mexican Republic. Napoleon Gomez is the Secretary General of Los Mineros, the National Miners' and Metalworkers' Union of Mexico (SNTMMSRM). USW stands in solidarity with workers and trade […]
  • Woman Trade Unionist Succeeds in Male-Dominated Profession August 7, 2018
    Charlene Clarke, the new local 13173 president at Cameco’s Port Hope Conversion Facility in Ontario Canada, was one of the first women to take the Women of Steel instructor training class over 18 years ago.  “I realized I didn’t have to be one of the guys to get things done; I could be me,” she […]
  • Trump Tariffs Could Tip Canada into Recession, Trade Committee Told June 27, 2018
    Canada needs to stand its ground in its ongoing tariff fight with the United States, witnesses from steel companies, manufacturers and the steelworkers union warned MPs Tuesday as President Donald Trump continued to hint there could be more hurt to come. A parade of expert witnesses at a special meeting of the House of Commons […]
  • Sign the Petition for Domestic Worker Rights June 25, 2018
    Please join Steelworkers in Quebec in supporting the domestic workers’ rights campaign by the Centre for International Worker Solidarity (Centre international de solidarité ouvrière – CISO). It’s time for Canada to ratify the 2011 International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Domestic Workers Convention. “Domestic work continues to be undervalued and invisible and is mainly carried out by […]
  • Our Unity. Our Strength: 2018 USW District 3 Conference - October 30 to November 1, Kamloops, BC June 19, 2018
    TO:  USW District 3 Local Union Presidents and Recording/Financial Secretaries Dear Sisters and Brothers: Our Unity. Our Strength: 2018 USW District 3 Conference, October 30 to Nov 1 – Kamloops, BC USW District 3 will be holding its 2018 District Conference from October 30 to November 1, at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre […]
  • Canada Must Impose Retaliatory Tariffs Now: Ken Neumann on CBC June 14, 2018
  • Story of the Sears Bankruptcy June 14, 2018
    Watch this Radio-Canada documentary on the Sears bankruptcy, featuring an interview with Steelworker and NDP MP Scott Duvall on the theft of workers' hard-earned pensions in corporate bankruptcies. This is the story of corporate greed, legalized pension theft and a series of federal governments that allow it. CBC Radio-Canada Inquiry
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