Through education, research, bargaining and political action, the USW helps our members take a positive role in economic affairs. The USW Research, Public Policy and Bargaining Support Department offers analysis on public policy issues, provides facts and figures to backstop bargaining, and works to advance progressive change at different levels of government.
- 8 May 2015 | Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Unionization Key to Canadian Middle Class Economics: Study The share of unionized workers in Canada has dropped by only two percent over the past generation, but union representation dramatically affects workers’ ability to move up the middle class ladder.
- 31 March 2015 | Canadian Labour Congress CLC and AFL-CIO Joint Statement on Promoting Trade Deals that Put People Before Profits CLC and AFL-CIO join together to support different rules in three pending trade deals involving either the U.S. or Canada or both: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
- 17 April 2014 Fairness Works Infographics for Facebook Check out these images from our Fairness Works campaign that talk about the value of unions. Share these photos on Facebook. Fairness Works!