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  • Goderich Workers Locked Out of Jobs Before Christmas December 11, 2017
    GODERICH, Ont. – Thirteen Goderich families are facing a bleak holiday season after ASAP Secured Inc. locked out its employees without warning. The ASAP Secured employees, members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9597, reported to work Sunday to discover they were suddenly locked out of their jobs. “It is shocking for an employer to make […]
  • NextGen Political Action Training Ready to Lead December 11, 2017
    USW District 6 held a three-day NextGen Political Action training in Hamilton from Nov. 27-29, 2017. This course offered USW members who are 35 years old and under a chance to learn with their peers and engage in their union. In an effort to build up our NextGen members, this training’s goal was to create […]
  • USW Cares: Steelworkers Raise $20,000 For Community Christmas Campaign December 7, 2017
    (The following article is by Monte Sonnenberg and published on Simcoe Reformer, titled Stelco workers and company provide $20,000-plus gift to Salvation Army. View the Simcoe Reformer version here.) SIMCOE - This is shaping up to be the best Christmas at the Stelco mill in Nanticoke in a long time. Ten years of adversarial tension […]
  • Building Women’s Power: Unite The Union’s Women’s Week December 5, 2017
    I attended the Unite Women's Week in Eastbourne, U.K., from Nov. 19-24, 2017. The theme of the conference was Building Workers’ Power – Building Women's Power. Participants attended from England, Scotland and Ireland. They came from numerous industries including warehousing, transit, hospitality, public services and construction. The conference was comprised of workshops, speakers and conference […]
  • USW Cares: Steelworkers donate $10,000 to Kamloops Food Bank December 4, 2017
    (The following article is by Dale Bass and published on Kamloops This Week. View the KTW version here.) Jordan Lawrence sums up the role Tara Kavanagh plays in his union’s charitable work in one simple sentence: “She makes it happen.” Kavanagh, first vice-president of Local 1417 of the United Steel Workers Union, has brought “a […]
  • Steelworkers Reach Good Deal with Scapa Tapes in Renfrew November 29, 2017
    RENFREW, Ont. – United Steelworkers (USW) members employed at Scapa Tapes North America in Renfrew have ratified a new collective agreement with the company. The 137 members of USW Local 6946 work in production and maintenance positions at the Scapa plant, which produces adhesive tapes for medical, athletic, consumer and industrial applications. The USW members […]
  • Mission Accomplished: Steelworkers Maintain Pensions in CEZinc Strike Settlement November 27, 2017
    Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que. – Following a 9½-month strike, 371 workers at the CEZinc refinery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield will be returning to work Dec. 3 after ratifying a new collective agreement. On Saturday, Nov. 25, the members of United Steelworkers/Syndicat des Métallos Local 6486 voted 82% in favour of accepting the new contract. They declared mission accomplished in […]
  • United Steelworkers and Mexican Mineworkers Demand Justice for Murdered Protesters in Mexico November 24, 2017
    TORONTO – The United Steelworkers (USW) in Canada and the United States join the Mexican National Union of Mine, Metal, Steel and Related Workers (“Los Mineros”) in demanding justice for the families of two protesters against the Media Luna mining operations in Guerrero, Mexico, owned by the Canadian company Torex Gold Resources, who were killed […]
  • Tentative Deal Reached at CEZinc Refinery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield November 23, 2017
    Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que. – A tentative agreement has been reached between the United Steelworkers Local 6486 negotiating committee, representing 371 workers at the CEZinc refinery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, and Noranda Income Fund. Union members will review and vote on the terms of the tentative agreement at a closed-door membership meeting on Saturday, Nov. 25. Details of the […]
  • Quebec’s ABI Employees Reject Company Offer, Adopt Strike Mandate November 22, 2017
    BÉCANCOUR, Que. – Unionized employees at Bécancour’s ABI aluminum smelter have voted overwhelmingly to reject the company’s contract offer and to adopt a strike mandate. At membership meetings over the last two days, members of United Steelworkers/Syndicat des Métallos Local 9700 voted 97% to reject the company’s offer and give their bargaining committee a strike mandate. […]
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