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  • Concession Bargaining November 15, 2018
    Thousands of Canadian families were shocked in October to learn they were left in the lurch by Liberal government concessions to the United States on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement. The Liberals agreed to a new NAFTA deal even though the Trump administration maintained illegal tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum that have […]
  • USW Cares: USW Local 1998 Women of Steel Holiday Drive November 14, 2018
     Last year, USW Local 1998’s Women of Steel conducted a successful toiletries drive. The committee decided to take it on once again this year with a goal to amp it up even further!  Last year’s donations went to Sistering, a multi-service agency in Toronto for at-risk, socially isolated women who are homeless or precariously housed. […]
  • USW Cares: Baskets of Solidarity November 13, 2018
    During the planning stages of the 2018 District 6 Conference, the District 6 Women’s Committee received a request for locals and area councils to ask women’s shelters what items they need donated to help the women and children at the shelters get started again on their own. The plan was to build baskets of these […]
  • Support Bécancour Steelworkers Locked Out by ABI October 30, 2018
    The 1,030 unionized employees at the ABI smelter in Bécancour have been locked out of their jobs since Jan. 11 by Alcoa and Rio Tinto. The labour dispute hinges on two key outstanding issues – pension plan changes and language related to seniority rights and employee turnover. Since the lockout began, however, the company has […]
  • Remove Steel Tariffs Before Signing New Trade Deal: Mark Rowlinson on Power & Politics October 30, 2018
  • B.C. Labour Code Recommendations a Good First Step: Steelworkers October 26, 2018
    The United Steelworkers (USW) welcomes recommendations for changes to B.C.'s Labour Relations Code, but cautions much more must be done to bring the Code into the 21st century.  The modest changes proposed to successorship must be expanded to include all sectors, including forestry where loggers face constant contract flipping, the USW says. "Every B.C. worker […]
  • I Am With You, Sisters! October 18, 2018
    Ken Neumann, USW National Director for Canada addressed delegates on the last day of the International/National Women’s Conference in Toronto, Ontario. “I have had the privilege to be here over the last several days and hear the women of our great union – on both sides of the border – set out your plans and […]
  • Answering the Call to Action Through Global Solidarity October 18, 2018
    Tuesday morning, delegates to the International Women of Steel Conference were inspired by the experiences of women activists and union leaders from around the world. USW’s international partners play an important role in the union’s work. Women are answering the call to action in different ways, responding to unique challenges. The delegates heard from international […]
  • The Women Speak October 18, 2018
    Women took their seats on the final day of the International/National Women’s Conference in Toronto, Ontario, exhausted, yet grateful and ready for action following from three full days of plenaries, workshops and networking. Women lined up at microphones to speak – many of them first-time delegates and first-time speakers – sharing their inspiration, their action plans and […]
  • USW President Gerard Calls for Movement, Not Musing at WOS Conference October 16, 2018
    USW International President Leo Gerard took the mic for the keynote speech on the second morning of the International Women of Steel Conference and said the shameful confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court of Brett Kavanaugh illustrates how vital it is for women to be heard – in the workplace and particularly this November at […]
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