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  • 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 […]
  • Taxi Drivers Hit Hard by Saskatchewan Government Days Before Busy Christmas Season December 8, 2018
    SASKATOON, Dec. 7, 2018 - With less than 10 days' notice, Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) will be unleashed across the province. The United Steelworkers (USW) Taxi Council is deeply disappointed in the decisions made by the government, SGI, and municipalities to attack the current livelihood of taxi workers. It is also concerning that this move is […]
  • USW Cares: Giving Back to Those Who Built Our Community November 28, 2018
    USW Local 6185 is an amalgamated local that represents members from both the Town of Labrador City as well as the Town of Wabush’s municipal governments in Labrador, Canada. Our members have proudly worked for the residents in our area for 45 years. We thrive to provide services and a well-balanced lifestyle for the citizens […]
  • News@6 Fall 2018 November 27, 2018
    In this issue: Powered Up - Marty's Message New Mentorship Program Looking for Participants Emergency Response Team - Expanded Bargaining Successes Steelworkers on Parliament Hill re Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Report from the District 6 Conference Getting Political for Workers' Rights From Steelworkers to Legislators: Jamie West and Guy Bourgouin After 4 Years, Family Wants […]
  • Diversity Council Ups Union Involvement November 21, 2018
    What used to be an all-white, mostly male, local workforce in Weyburn, Sask., is diversifying. Among the 120 members of USW Local 6717, working at electrical cable maker Nexans, 36 are visible minorities and six are women. They hail from Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, India, Vietnam, China, Philippines, Poland, Romania; and in management, […]
  • What Rachel Notley has done for Steelworkers? November 20, 2018
    Since USW member Rachel Notley became Premier of Alberta in May 2015, there has been tremendous positive change for all working people. Premier Notley has never forgotten who she is working for. After decades of right-wing, anti-worker governments, Alberta is making progress with a government that is on our side. So what exactly have Premier […]
  • Recalling the Horror Part of Making Improvements November 19, 2018
    In the first few days after the 1992 Westray Mine explosion, Westray miner and rescue team member Vern Theriault had the grim task of transporting bodies to the surface, but only after dark so that the dead miners would not be a spectacle for the media and others gathered at the site, including family members […]
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