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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.
Steelworkers Reach Agreements With Two Renfrew County Employers
New settlements for workers at two Renfrew County employers will mean a more secure future in 2017.
New Contract for Health Care Workers at Valley Manor Long-Term Care Facility
Agreement improves stability and guarantees wages and working conditions through 2019 for members of the United Steelworkers union.
CETA is Not a Model for a Progressive Trade System
Workers Uniting: our current trade agreements, including CETA, do not present any kind of model for trade that will protect workers and the environment.
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $33,000 to Quebec Organizations Helping Those in Need
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is supporting food banks and community organizations throughout Quebec.
Ken Neumann Statement for December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
As December 6 approaches, I feel hopeful about some important steps taken this year to end violence against women and girls. But that hope is mixed with sadness.
Marty Warren Statement for December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Across District 6 this fall, Women of Steel activists are taking the stage at local and area-council meetings. The messages are consistent and clear: we need to take action to end violence against women and girls.
Nova Scotia Jail Sentence for Workplace Death Doesn’t Go Far Enough
“This punishment does not fit the crime.” – Marty Warren, USW District 6 Director
Steelworkers Welcome Study into Steel Dumping
Parliamentary committee on international trade will study foreign steel dumping into Canada at an alarming rate.
Women’s History Month
October is Women’s History Month in Canada, a chance for us to learn about, celebrate and remember the women who have made a difference in our union, our community, province and country.
Teck Corporation Threatens Punitive Action Against United Steelworkers for Support of Kamloops Food Bank
United Steelworkers (USW) Local 7619 is calling out the management of Teck Resources in response to its mean-spirited threat to discipline USW members for stepping up on behalf of their community.
Rally on Queen’s Campus to Support Equity and Fairness in Bargaining
The United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2010-01, representing Academic Assistants, and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 901 Unit 2, representing Postdoctoral Scholars, will hold a rally on October 11, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
USW District 6's New Human Rights Committee
USW District 6 has re-established our Human Rights Committee.