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  • 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 […]
  • Brian Corcoran Wins 2018 Lynn Williams Award February 5, 2019
    Labrador City, N.L. – It was a pleasure to attend the annual SOAR Chapter 6-SA1 Christmas dinner and dance on Dec. 14 2018. I was there to present the Lynn Williams Award for Service to Chapter President Brian Corcoran. People could not have been friendlier and more accommodating to me and the fact that all […]
  • Health Care Activists Advocate Universal Pharmacare on Parliament Hill February 5, 2019
    More than 100 public health care advocates, including members of the United Steelworkers, visited MPs on Parliament Hill last week to push for universal public pharmacare.    While we in Canada currently enjoy universal health care, this currently does not include prescription medications, with levels of drug coverage varying across the country. This patchwork system […]
  • USW Takes Part in Week of Solidarity with Garment Workers in Bangladesh February 1, 2019
    Bangladeshi garment workers are telling us that more than five years after the Rana Plaza disaster the struggle for better and safer working conditions in Bangladesh is ongoing. The United Steelworkers union is one of the many voices asking Bangladesh to effectively implement the Bangladesh Accord for Building and Fire Safety, which would make the textile and garment […]
  • What Happened to (Real) Wage Growth? February 1, 2019
    The Canadian economy saw improvements in 2016, in comparison to 2015, growing at 1.4%, but well behind its 2.6% average growth in 2013-2014. In 2017, economic growth exploded to 3%, only to slow down in 2018 to 2%. During this period, the unemployment rate declined from 7.2% in January of 2016 to 5.6% in December […]
  • Health Care Workers Council Welcomes 120 New Members January 14, 2019
    The Health Care Workers Council (HCWC) will soon be welcoming 120 new members as the result of successful organizing drives at two Alberta retirement homes. Workers at Chartwell St. Albert Retirement Residence, who work as LPNs, aides, dietary technicians, and more, received their union certification last month after overwhelming support for the organizing effort. Recent […]
  • SOAR leadership changes in District 6 January 9, 2019
    Two recent organizational changes: Reg Duguay has decided to retire from the position of District 6 SOAR coordinator. Reg served with distinction during SOAR’s formative years and helped grow SOAR across the District. His wise counsel, knowledge and advice will be sorely missed. We thank Reg for his many years of service, and wish him a long and enjoyable […]
  • USW Cares: USW Local 1998 Women of Steel's Holiday Drive Update December 21, 2018
    *This story is an update from the original story posted on November 14, 2018, and can be found here.* USW Local 1998 Women of Steel Committee put out a call for toiletries donations at the University of Toronto (UofT). Over 35 USW members stood up to be ‘hub captains’ and collection boxes were creatively decorated […]
  • Trudeau’s Tariff Failure Threatens New Year Devastation for Many Canadians December 16, 2018
    The following opinion column by Ken Neumann, United Steelworkers National Director for Canada, has been published in the Globe and Mail. A gloomy holiday season awaits thousands of Canadians whose livelihoods depend on our domestic steel and aluminum industries, their family gatherings sure to be tinged by a sense of foreboding for what lies ahead […]
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