Budget Pledges to Strengthen Trade Remedy Process, but More Must Be Done: Steelworkers’ National Director
“By providing unions with the right to file and participate in trade remedy complaints, Canadian producers will benefit in any trade case.” - Ken Neumann
Heart pills or food? Wabush mine pensioners struggle after benefits cut
“I’m terminal with heart disease and it’s medications that I need to buy that we just can’t afford now.” - pensioner Margie Hoben
Collective Bargaining Kicks Off for Steelworkers at Freedom Mobile
"We anticipate good-faith bargaining from Freedom Mobile and its parent company Shaw. We are going to work hard toward fair improvements for our members." - Ken Neumann
"Why Are We Building a Bridge in Montreal with Foreign Steel?"
Parliament must reform trade laws to counter China's steel dumping, Steelworkers and industry executives tell Commons committee.
USW Cares: Langley Steelworkers Participate in Weekend Fuel
USW Local 1944, Unit 60 recently took part in the Weekend Fuel program. The program aims to provide breakfast programs in participating schools in Langley, B.C.
Steelworkers Reach Tentative Agreement with CP Rail
“We will be recommending that our members ratify this tentative agreement. We look forward to presenting it to our members.”
Quebec Government Finds CEZinc Violated Anti-Scab Law
Ministry of Labour investigation confirms Steelworkers' position that CEZinc has violated Quebec's law banning the use of scabs in labour disputes.
Steelworkers Leader Pledges Union-Wide Support for CEZinc Strikers
“You are absolutely right to expect a decent retirement – keep up the fight!” - Alain Croteau
No Justice in Bruneau Death if Criminal Charges Not Pursued, Say Steelworkers
“We have been down this road before and we know Ministry of Labour charges are not enough to hold corporations criminally accountable for killing workers.” - Marty Warren
Steelworkers Local 816 Members Locked Out by Lafarge Reach Tentative Agreement
Steelworkers secure new agreement that maintains seniority rights, provides wage and benefit increases and rejects concessions.
Quebec Must Demand Investments and Greater Transparency from Noranda Income Fund
Quebec should withhold electricity rebates for NIF’s CEZinc refinery until a labour dispute is resolved.
Hang Up on Abuse Campaign Featured on Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine
Hang Up on Abuse Campaign is featured in the February 2017 issue of the Canadian Occupational Safety magazine.
The Canadians are coming, the Canadians are coming!
Canadian delegates to the International SOAR conference in Las Vegas on April 7-8, 2017, will have a full and active role in the proceedings – discussing and voting on all resolutions and setting policy.
Belleville Lockout Exposes Wynne Government’s Complicity in Precarious Employment Trend
Ontario’s Liberal government is not only failing in its promises to help precarious workers, it is directly contributing to the problem.
Steelworkers Welcome Wabush 3 Mine Expansion
“A different approach to labour relations is needed to ensure this new project succeeds and benefits our members, their families and our community.”
Parliamentary Petition on Electoral Reform - Add Your Name
Sign the petition calling for the government to follow through on its promises for electoral reform.
Steelworkers Support Safety Recommendations in CN Rail Derailment Report
“We support the board’s recommendations and we believe the federal government should pursue further steps to improve rail safety.” - Ken Neumann
Steelworkers Make Gains in New Contracts with Ivaco Rolling Mills
“These collective agreements recognize the hard work and contributions our members make every day to the success of this operation.” - Marty Warren
Investigate Highway Death as Potential Criminal Case: Steelworkers
“This was a preventable death and everything must be done to prevent a similar tragedy in the future.” USW Local 1986 President Steve Hadden
Next Generation Workshop
As a commitment to the Next Generation program to educate the young members of the United Steelworkers, we will be hosting two day training sessions in Edmonton and Burnaby. Registration is free and open to Steelworkers who are 35 years old or younger.