The USW Wood Council was formed in a merger when the Executive of the IWA selected the United Steelworkers and negotiated a merger that took effect on September 1, 2004. A critical part of the merger negotiations was the creation of the Steelworkers – IWA Council, representing and coordinating the interests of the former IWA local unions in the areas of safety and health, collective bargaining, organizing and political action. By 2006 the IWA Council adopted the moniker "Wood Council."
- 4 September 2012 Out Front This Week USW Calls For Action On Safety Failures; Western Forest Products, West Fraser Profitable; Local 1-405 Members Hold Off On Strike
- 7 August 2012 Out Front This Week Canfor Pulp CEO Steps Down; Western Forest Products Appoints New President; Local 1-405 Members Poised To Go On Strike
- 8 April 2012 Out Front This Week Steelworkers Take Raw-Log Concerns to Port Alberni; West Fraser Top Lumber Producer in 2011; February Housing Starts Are Down
- 22 April 2014 Steelworkers' Stop The Killing Campaign Picks Up Support A national campaign to lobby provincial and federal governments to enforce the Westray Law is picking up support in British Columbia.
- 14 April 2014 B.C. Crown Counsel Failing on Justice for Workers: Steelworkers British Columbia Crown Counsel's announcement that it will not be pursuing charges under the Workers Compensation Act in connection to the Lakeland Mills explosion is another indictment of B.C.'s failure to protect workers, says the United Steelworkers (USW).
- 17 March 2014 | The Castlegar Source Interfor Workers in Castlegar/Grand Forks Ratify Five-Year Deal A meeting in Castlegar Monday saw Interfor workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of a new five-year deal, according to a press release issued this morning.
- 26 February 2013 | YouTube Why On Earth A Wood House? Video telling about the world's best building material... which is wood of course.
- 28 April 2010 | YouTube Steelworkers - In It For Life 2010 National Policy Conference: Documenting the USW’s well-earned reputation as the health and safety union and our never-ending battle to protect workers, improve legislation and demand enforcement.