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Ken Neumann Statement for Equal Pay Day 2017
April 11 is Equal Pay Day because it takes one full year PLUS another 3.5 months for Canadian women to earn as much as men earn in just twelve months alone.
Marty Warren Statement on Equal Pay Day
Ontario women still take home, on average, 31.5% less each year than what men earn. For women in the Atlantic, they get between 15%-34% less. April 11 is Equal Pay Day.
Unions launch Chinese Workers’ Podcast Channel
Four unions, including USW District 6, provided seed money to start a weekly podcast for Chinese Workers.
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $10,000 to Guatemalan Communities Affected by Severe Drought
Already facing high levels of poverty, families in this region have lost their corn and bean crops due to five consecutive drought seasons.
Scab Workers Caught at Samuel & Fils
Fines should be increased to discourage employers.
Cliffs Pensioners Need Federal, N.L. Government Help
Amid mounting reports of life-threatening health crises and economic hardship for Cliffs Natural Resources pensioners, urgent action is required from the federal and Newfoundland and Labrador governments.
Setting the Record Straight: Christy Clark and the BC Liberals Don’t Support Working People and That’s Why Steelworkers Don’t Support Them
Today The Province newspaper incorrectly reported that the United Steelworkers (USW) endorsed the BC Liberals. While we trust this was an honest error, and will avoid any shouting of fake news, it’s important to set the record straight.
USW, CLC and affiliates call on Minister Chrystia Freeland to support labour rights for Bangladesh garment workers
The international campaign of labour unions and human rights groups has had success, but much more needs to be done to ensure labour rights are respected in Bangladesh.
Members of USW 816 Locked Out by Lafarge Reach Tentative Agreement
Texada Island - Members of the United Steelworkers Local 816, locked out by Lafarge Canada at the Texada Island limestone mine since October 17, 2016, have reached a tentative agreement with their employer.
Marty Warren statement for March 8, International Women's Day
Happy International Women’s Day!
Ken Neumann statement for March 8, International Women's Day
Stand up against hatred!
Quebec Steelworkers Director Appeals for Solidarity Against Two-Tier Pensions
Strike at Samuel and Fils in Laval.
CEZinc’s Concession Demands Provoke Strike at Quebec Refinery
USW Local 6486 members say the strike was provoked by company demands such as major pension concessions, despite the fact their pension plan is over-funded.
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $10,000 for New Brunswick Ice Storm
Donations to local food banks in the Acadian Peninsula assist communities ravaged by the January ice storm.
Ken Neumann Statement on Black History Month
In our union’s proud history of promoting and supporting equality, Steelworkers celebrate Black History Month each February.
Marty Warren Statement on Black History Month
As District 6 represents one of the most diverse Districts in Canada, it is important that we celebrate Black History Month each February.
Steelworkers Condemn Quebec City Mosque Attack and Offer Condolences
Words cannot convey the sadness and anger we feel today. While such violence is all-too-common in today’s world, we in Quebec and Canada are shaken by a level of brutal, hateful violence that we are not often confronted with.
Momentum Builds for Domestic Violence Leave in Workplace Contracts
USW Local 1-405 reached a 3-year agreement with Trickle Creek Resort. Deal includes new provisions on domestic and family violence leave.
Steelworkers Win Domestic Violence Leave
Rivercrest Care Centre employees, members of USW Local 1-207 in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., have ratified a new three-year agreement that for the first time includes contract language for domestic violence leave.
Lafarge Management Offers Insult and Continued Lockout Of Its Employees
USW Local 816 members at the Texada Quarrying limestone mine are calling out Lafarge management for insulting actions over the holidays.