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Steelworkers Welcome CBSA Investigation into Illegal Dumping of Rebar
“Illegal dumping is a race to the bottom, whether it’s wages, working conditions, health and safety of workers or the environment.” - Ken Neumann
Steelworkers Host World’s Top Mine Rescue Specialists
“It’s an honour for the Steelworkers to be the first union sponsor of this prestigious event and to recognize mine rescue experts from around the world.” - Ken Neumann
Liberals Abandon U.S. Steel Pensioners, Workers
Federal Liberals' “deafening silence” sends a resounding message to 20,000 retirees suffering from the elimination of their crucial health benefits.
USW Cares: USW Local 6500 Awards Bursaries
For over 20 years, USW Local 6500 has awarded bursaries to sons and daughters of current and former members.
Tobacco and Oil Industries Used Same Researchers to Sway Public
As far back as the 1950s, tobacco and oil industries have used the same scientists to downplay the dangers of smoking and climate change. Industry using tricks to sway public opinion may come as a surprise to some, but has been in practice for decades.
SOAR members across Canada make their communities better
SOAR's Jim McCarthy continues to pass on skills learned from his work as a welder to young people seeking their way in life.
SOAR signs on to campaign for community power
SOAR has added its name to the national campaign Delivering Community Power.
Colombia Human Rights Assessment Sneaks Past Parliamentary Scrutiny
Liberals table platitude-laden report to empty House of Commons.
Steelworkers Seek Reinstatement of Retiree Health Benefits
“It’s unconscionable that U.S. Steel management can stuff their pockets while health benefits have been taken away from our pensioners.”
Time for New Rules on Creditor Protection
The deck is stacked against workers and pensioners. We need a new law that fairly lays out what a company must do when it invests in Canada.
Free Webinar on Electoral Reform
Register to attend the Broadbent Institute's free webinar on proportional representation, Wed., July 20, 12-1 p.m.
KPS Abandons Bid for Essar Steel Algoma
With other bidders and/or restructuring proposals waiting in the wings, KPS departure provides opportunity to put restructuring back on track: Steelworkers
USW Calls for CCAA Public Inquiry, Hedge Fund Drops Stelco-Algoma Merger Bid
"Right now it's all about greed. Greed drives this process." - Gary Howe, USW Local 1005 President
How to Talk about Race in Your Union
Police shootings of black men, as well as street-level activism by Black Lives Matter, have brought issues of racism to the forefront. Here’s how one union local in the U.S. is acting, with useful suggestions that can be applied to our work in Canada.
USW Demands Canada, U.S., Mexico Act on Global Steel Over-Production
Steelworkers call on the “Three Amigos” to pursue coordinated trade enforcement to end global steel over-production.
USW Cares: SOAR Member Answers Call to Action
For SOAR Member Fred Girling, advocating for victims of HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) who have not been compensated by the federal government hits close to home.
Essar Global’s Elimination from Industry Restructuring ‘Potentially Devastating’: Steelworkers
“We’re calling on the provincial government to stand up for the best interests of our working families, pensioners and communities.” - Marty Warren
USW and Philippine Labour Association to Assess Telus in Philippines
“Our goal is to raise standards everywhere – in Canada, in the Philippines and wherever any of our employers operate.” - Leo Gerard
CPP Deal a First Step: Steelworkers
“A greater, long-term commitment for substantive expansion of the CPP is needed to ensure basic retirement security for all Canadians.” - Ken Neumann
Time Is Now for Meaningful CPP/QPP Expansion: Steelworkers
"Failure is no longer an option. It's time to take meaningful action." - Ken Neumann, USW National Director