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  • CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship May 15, 2019
    The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Young Workers Program and United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) are pleased to present the annual CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship. The CLC and the UWCC are long-time partners in taking action to create prosperous, inclusive, diverse and respectful communities, safer workplaces, and a fairer Canada for working people. We recognize that post-secondary education […]
  • Join the International Campaign for a New Social Contract for Working People May 13, 2019
    Sign ITUC’s petition calling for a fair deal for all working people We know the economy is rigged against workers: people are disenchanted with a model of globalization that has put profit ahead of people. On the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is calling for a fair […]
  • Remembering Westray May 8, 2019
    In the early morning of May 9, 1992, an explosion ripped through the Westray coal mine in Plymouth, Nova Scotia, killing all twenty-six miners working the night shift. This explosion not only took the lives of those twenty-six men but it changed the lives, forever, of so many more. Families, friends, co-workers and the communities […]
  • The struggle for an ombudsperson “with teeth” continues in streets of Toronto May 8, 2019
    The drizzle and cold weather did not discourage human rights activists from attending an urgent event in Christie Pits Park in Toronto, on May 4. Along with other prominent Canadian human rights organizations, the United Steelworkers union was present to call on the federal government to appoint an ombudsperson with real power to investigate corporate […]
  • Labour a Key Partner in a Canadian Green New Deal May 6, 2019
    In a month where unprecedented floods have ravaged many Canadian communities, the immediate perils of climate change have never been more evident. At the same time, the news is full of reports underlining the economic anxiety felt by many Canadians. One recent poll showed that nearly half of us fear that we’re only $200 away […]
  • Grand Solidarity March for ABI workers! May 3, 2019
    On May 25, D6 Steelworkers are making the trip to Trois-Rivières, Québec to bring solidarity from our district to the locked-out members at ABI. These 1,030 workers have been locked-out of their jobs at the smelter for 15-months! For anyone at the National Policy Conference in April, a real highlight was hearing from USW Local 9700 […]
  • Day of Mourning April 26, 2019
    Message from Director Steve Hunt APRIL 28TH Day of Mourning Close to 1,000 workers in Canada die on the job every year. Case after case shows that many of these deaths are preventable yet they still resulted in no Criminal Code charges, sometimes barely mustering a slap on the wrist or a fine that employers […]
  • Neo-Liberals Are Not the Answer to Growing Populism March 28, 2019
    Remarks by USW National Director Ken Neumann at the Broadbent Institute Progress Summit, March 28, 2019. Thank you. My name is Ken Neumann. I’m the National Director of the United Steelworkers. The Abacus Data polling results concretely show that the affordability gap in Canada is increasing. It clearly shows that Canadians are increasingly anxious about […]
  • USW Works to Safeguard Canadian Steel Jobs March 11, 2019
    USW is part of a coordinated industry effort to preserve good Canadian jobs in the steel sector, calling on the federal government to keep current steel industry safeguards in place. “We need decisive action by this government to preserve 22,000 direct steel jobs and the 100,000 indirect jobs that come from the steel sector,” said […]
  • Humanity Fund: Young Musicians of the World February 25, 2019
    Since 2016, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund supports the Young Musicians of the World music school in the Kitcisakik Anicinape First Nations community, near Val d’Or, Québec. The goal of this unique project is to foster the personal development of children and teenagers through musical learning. Watch this short video (with English subtitles) to learn more […]
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