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25 Years After Westray – Families Remember
Twenty-five years after the Westray disaster, Allen and Debbie Martin tell the story of Allen's brother Glenn, who was tragically killed in the Nova Scotia mine explosion.
Vern Theriault Recalls Westray – CBC's The Current
On the 25th anniversary of Westray, former miner Vern Theriault and District 3 Director Stephen Hunt tell the story of the disaster and the USW's efforts to end workplace deaths.
District 3 Summer School – June 11-16, 2017
District 3 will be holding the week-long Summer School at the Trickle Creek Lodge and Kimberley Alpine Resort on June 11-16, 2017.
Quebec Steelworkers Ratify Good Contract at ArcelorMittal
2,000 Steelworkers beat back two-tier demand and improve pensions, wages, benefits and contract language.
United Steelworkers Announces Westray Scholarship
On the 25th anniversary of the Westray coal mine explosion that killed 26 men, the United Steelworkers (USW) announces the introduction of an annual scholarship of $2,500.
2,000 Steelworkers Reject ArcelorMittal Offer, Authorize Strike
Corporate demands for pension concessions have been rejected by 2,000 workers at ArcelorMittal’s iron ore operations in Quebec, who also voted to strike if a fair collective agreement is not reached within 72 hours.
Alberta Government signs precedent setting agreement for Westray Enforcement
The Memorandum between the 10 police forces in Alberta and the provincial government defines the protocols for Notification, Investigation and Communication between department when there is a serious workplace incident.
Steelworkers, Family Groups to Hold Westray Anniversary Events on May 9
USW, family members, elected officials and other unions will commemorate the Westray tragedy and continue the campaign to enforce the law.
USW Coffee Orders Fund Good Work
Buy Colombian “Hope” coffee to support victims of violence rebuild their lives.
USW Participation in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
The USW will provide financial support to Steelworkers of Aboriginal ancestry who have suffered the loss of a family member and want to attend and/or give testimony at a hearing of the National Inquiry.
USW’s Leo Gerard on Softwood and Unfair Trade
It’s a “bunch of greedy transnational companies, some of which are Canadian, operating on both sides of the border.”
Open Letter to B.C. Steelworkers from President Gerard
No matter what side of the border I work on, more and more I hear from right-wing politicians who don’t really have any ideas of their own so they just make things up. Apparently this B.C. election is no different.
Steelworkers Launch Hard-Hitting TV Ad on “Sell-Out” Christy Clark
Christy Clark has spent most of this election attacking the United Steelworkers in an attempt to distract voters from her disastrous record as Premier.
Canada Must Be Excluded from U.S. Aluminum Investigation: United Steelworkers
“Canadian aluminum, like Canadian steel, is not a threat to American national security. Quite on the contrary.” - Ken Neumann
BC Liberals: Bad for Workers, Bad for British Columbia
Christy Clark has been launching baseless attacks at our union. Why? Because we aren’t afraid to hold her and the BC Liberals to account.
Leo Gerard Standing Up for Canadian Workers
USW International President Leo W. Gerard speaking to CBC’s Chris Hall on trade, Trump and standing up for Canadian steel and forest workers.
Steelworkers Demand Government Counter Softwood Lumber Tariffs that Will Damage Canadian Industry, Hurt Working Families
“We need decisive action. A fair softwood lumber agreement that provides good paying jobs, supports local communities and produces sustainable forests is possible.” - Ken Neumann
USW, Unite March in Solidarity with Mexican Steelworkers
About 100 members of the United Steelworkers (USW) from the United States and Canada, along with members of Unite the Union from the United Kingdom, joined thousands of marchers in Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico, on Thursday, April 20.
On Rana Plaza Anniversary, Transparency Needed from Mark’s, Sport Chek
“Canadian consumers want Canadian retailers to ensure a minimum level of safety in factories to stop fashion killings from ever happening again.” - Ken Neumann