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.
- 25 March 2013 | The Toronto Star Jim Flaherty’s Dirty Little Job-Training Secret The federal government says it is serious about job-training. It is not. If it were, it would not make it so easy for business to hire cheap workers from abroad.
- 21 March 2013 Nearly 6 Jobless Canadians for Every Vacancy, Report Shows USW Economist Erin Weir says the figures show the problem isn't a skills mismatch, but rather a lack of job creation.
- 12 March 2013 | CCPA CCPA Releases "Doing Better Together" The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives warns that more austerity measures from the federal government could further stall an already stagnant economy.
- USW Weighs In on Provincial Budget Consultations REPORT, 11 FEB 2010 - “The deficit is certainly not Ontario’s worst problem. Reducing the deficit is less important than reducing unemployment.”
- VIDEO: What is Needed to Fix Employment Insurance EI is broken when less than half of unemployed workers receive the EI benefits they paid into.
- 'Buy American' Policies Not All Bad News for Canada Canada should enter into dialogue with the United States about how procurement policies in both Canada and the United States can benefit the citizens and workers of both countries.