Where Steelworkers Stand

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The 2013 USW National Policy Conference was held April 16-18 in Vancouver, includied our first-ever Next Generation conference for USW activists age 35 and under.

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Next Generation Conference: Monday, April 15, 2013

The 2013 USW National Policy Conference was held April 16-18 in Vancouver, includied our first-ever Next Generation conference for USW activists age 35 and under.

Built to Win - the opening video from the USW 2013 National Policy Conference. Links to more photos and videos from the conference are posted below.

Conference Documents

National Director's Report

National Director's Report

Strong, hopeful and optimistic: embracing our leading role in the political, economic and social battles of our time.

Progress Report

Progress Report

This report outlines the accomplishments and progress that have been made in the last three years to support the resolutions adopted at the 2010 National Policy Conference.

Sector Profiles

Sector Profiles

A snapshot of USW workplaces and unionization within the national economy.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

The national Health, Safety and Environment department will be implementing new projects and initiatives, as well as continuing the work in place to ensure we reclaim and preserve our rights.

Blue Green Canada

Blue Green Canada

Championing green jobs for a green economy.

Education and equality

Education and Equality

Building power, taking action: Education and equality report to the USW National Policy Conference.

Organizing

Organizing

Enhancing our power, growing new USW membership.

Strategic Campaigns

Strategic Campaigns

Working people can no longer protect their rights through work stoppages alone. Workers are seeking other sources of power and strength and new ways of leveraging employers to reach fair agreements.

Humanity Fund Report 2010-2012

Humanity Fund Report 2010-2012

Started in 1985 as a union tool to fight poverty in Canada and abroad, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund continues its efforts at home and around the world to build a better future for all

International Solidarity

International

Highlights from the February 2013 delegation to examine Canadian mining operations in Mexico.

Conference Photos and Video

USW National Policy Conference guest speakers:

  • Austerity fighter Linda McQuaig
  • Workers Uniting's Len McCluskey
  • NDP Leader Tom Mulcair
  • Global solidarity builder Jyrki Raina
  • Los Mineros hero Napoleon Gomez
  • Vancouver Canucks' sleep consultant Dr. Pat Byrne
  • Progressive blogger and strategist Trish Hennessy

Sessions included challenging corporate power, health and safety, equality, collective bargaining, membership growth, political action and shaping a better future for all working people.