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.
- 24 October 2013 | Ottawa Citizen Debunking 80,000 Jobs USW economist Erin Weir challenges Conservatives' CETA job growth claims
- 18 October 2013 | Globe and Mail Bigger CPP Would be Better The Canada Pension Plan is one of the country’s great public policy successes.
- 16 October 2013 | Toronto Star Economy is Stephen Harper's Weak Spot Despite Conservative Bragging The government is systematically taking aim at anything, from employment insurance to unionization, that keeps wages up.