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Ken Neumann Statement on Asian Heritage Month
May is Asian Heritage Month, an occasion to delve into the history of Asian Canadians and recognize the contributions Asian Canadians have made to our union, our communities and our country.
Marty Warren Statement on Asian Heritage Month
As Steelworkers, we celebrate Asian History Month along with our Asian Canadian members in District 6, and, all other Asian Canadians in Canada.
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $15,000 for Clean Water for Ecuadorian Communities Hit by Earthquake
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $15,000 to Oxfam Canada to support families and communities recover from a devastating earthquake that struck off the north coast of Ecuador on April 16, 2016.
District 6 Steelworkers recognize the National Day of Mourning on April 28th
On April 28th, we mourn for the lives lost in the workplace. It is also an opportunity for Steelworkers across our district and across the country to renew our commitment to fight for the living.
Ontario gender wage-gap commission releases interim report
There’s significant agreement on what causes the wage gap between men and women, according to Ontario’s Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee. There’s even some agreement on the solutions.
April 28th, National Day of Mourning
As Steelworkers, April 28th is the most solemn day in our calendar.
On 4th Anniversary of Sawmill Explosion Will Premier Finally Keep Her Promise
The United Steelworkers is marking the fourth anniversary of the Lakeland Mills explosion in Prince George with a renewed call for a public inquiry into the tragedy...
Three Years After Rana Plaza, Bangladesh Factories Still Not Safe
On the three-year anniversary of the deadly Rana Plaza building collapse, the USW and other Canadian unions call for continued action to improve working conditions in the Bangladesh garment sector.
Charges in Northern Ontario Mining Death Validate Campaign for Enforcement of Westray Law
USW welcomes criminal charges against Detour Gold for the June 2015 death of a worker at its Cochrane, Ont., mine.
Close the Gender Wage Gap: Ken Neumann Statement for Equal Pay Day
Canadian women still take home, on average, 30% less each year than what men earn. We call that shortfall “the gender wage gap.”
Close the Gender Wage Gap: 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. We call that shortfall “the gender wage gap.”
Return-to-Work Programs a Priority; Steelworkers Endorse Resolution
Return-to-work and disability-prevention programs are a Steelworkers priority with all 700 delegates to the United Steelworkers National Policy Conference in Montreal endorsing a policy resolution on the subject.
The NDP Stands on Solid Ground with Tom Mulcair
We need a strong New Democratic presence in the House of Commons, holding the Liberals accountable, and putting the interests of working Canadians ahead of the big banks and corporate CEOs.
Budget 2016 Invests an Unprecedented $89.9 Million in Canada’s Shelters and Transition Homes
The Government of Canada will invest $89.9 million over two years for the construction and renovation of shelters and transition houses. The Cdn Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses says that this unprecedented investment is welcome news.
Steelworkers Host Community Celebration of Hamilton’s Diversity
Hamilton Steelworkers join with city counsellors, poets, filmmakers, journalists and artists to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racism.
Ken Neumann Statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Racism
On March 21, Steelworkers enthusiastically celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. Along with this international celebration, we must also understand our role in combating racism in Canada.
Marty Warren Statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Racism
This year on March 21st, District 6 of the Steelworkers celebrates the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This is an annual event marking the progress around the world in the fight against ethnic and racial discrimination.
Ken Neumann Statement on International Women's Day
March 8 is a day to celebrate the gains women have made toward full equality, and refocus our attention on the work that still needs to be done.
Marty Warren Statement on International Women's Day
This International Women’s Day, we remember the remarkable achievements women have made over the decades in the march to full equality. But let’s also remember that the journey is not over yet.
Steelworkers Welcome NDP Bill For Worker Fairness
A New Democratic Party bill will modernize collective bargaining in Canada by ending the use of replacement workers in labour disputes.
Steelworkers Reach Tentative Agreement at ArcelorMittal in Montérégie
Members of Steelworkers Locals 6586, 8060 and 8897 will review terms of deal at meetings over next few days.
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.
Ken Neumann Statement on Black History Month
Steelworkers celebrate Black History Month each February. We remember and celebrate the accomplishments of black Canadian people, acknowledge the achievements of activists in our union, and encourage Steelworkers to continue the struggle for equality.
Steelworkers Hail Successful NDP Gender Equality Motion
NDP motion to end income inequality and gender discrimination is a victory for women workers in all sectors of the economy.
Rocanville Potash Employees, Welcome to the Steelworkers!
“We wanted a stronger voice for our members, and we looked to the Steelworkers.” - Jeremy Wray, Rocanville Potash Employees’ Association President.
Steelworkers Reach First Contract with Pastway Planing in Combermere
“When we decided to form a union we thought, ‘finally we have hope.’ Our union representatives worked with us and helped us negotiate a fair contract.” - Bargaining unit chair Jason Browne
Remove Veil of Secrecy in U.S. Steel Case: Steelworkers
“Access to this secret deal is crucial to protect the rights of workers and pensioners whose futures are at stake.” - USW Local 1005 President Gary Howe
Fines Are Not Enough! Grieving Families Deserve Criminal Investigation of Workplace Deaths
"For the grieving families, fines are not enough. Justice has not been served if a worker's death is not investigated at the outset as a potential criminal case." - USW District 6 Director Marty Warren
Steelworkers Call Jail Time for Metron Construction Manager a Precedent-Setting Victory
“This is a national precedent and has implications for our campaign to Stop the Killing and Enforce the Law.” - USW National Director Ken Neumann
Rio Tinto Alcan Workers Ratify New Agreement
Members of a union coalition representing 1,150 Rio Tinto Alcan workers have ratified a new, five-year contract and pension plan agreement.
‘Enough Is Enough,’ Steelworkers Say as Federal Government Betrays Another 1,700 Pensioners
1,700 Cliffs Natural Resources pensioners learned today they will suffer a substantial loss of income because federal laws continue to protect corporations over workers and retirees.
Humanity Fund and other donations in Sault Ste. Marie
Today the United Steelworkers were happy to present the Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen with $7,500. Ron Sim, General Manager of the Soup Kitchen received a cheque for $4,000 from the Steelworkers Humanity Fund.
Canadian and U.S. Governments Must Reject TPP: Steelworkers
“The TPP will only continue failed trade policies that have valued corporate profits over the interests of job and opportunity creation here at home. The USW will put every effort into defeating the TPP.” - Ken Neumann
Criminal Charges Show Steelworkers Campaign to Enforce the Law is Starting to Work
“We are tired of seeing workers killed at a rate of 1,000 a year across Canada, while corporations and their leadership are not held accountable.” - Marty Warren
Hamilton MP Scott Duvall Demands Liberals Live Up to Election Rhetoric on U.S. Steel
New government must “live up to its election campaign rhetoric” and defend the rights of U.S. Steel pensioners who were robbed of their access to health benefits and prescription drug coverage.
Canada’s Steel Industry: High-Value Cornerstone of Our Manufacturing Economy - Ken Neumann/Marty Warren Op-Ed
"It is essential that governments play an active role to ensure this perfect storm doesn't result in the disappearance of such a vital component of our economy and the livelihoods of so many Canadians."
Steelworkers Union Welcomes National Inquiry
This is long overdue. Like any important work, it must be done well and result in real action.
Throne Speech: Helping Middle Class Should Mean Saving Jobs – Steelworkers
USW National Director Ken Neumann says the Liberal government’s Speech from the Throne leaves both gaps and opportunities for Canadian workers, particularly in industries like steel and forestry.
Taking Action for Women and Girls: December 6 Statement by Ken Neumann
As we mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Ken Neumann encourages all Steelworkers to take part in actions to ensure Canadian women and girls can live in safety.
Steelworkers Welcome New Leadership at Ontario Federation of Labour
United Steelworkers celebrate election of new leadership today at the Ontario Federation of Labour.
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $166,000 to 73 Food Banks Across Canada
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $166,000 to 73 different food banks and community food centres in communities across Canada where USW members live and work.
Daniel Roy Resigns as Steelworkers’ Quebec Director
An emotional Daniel Roy, the United Steelworkers’ Quebec Director, announced his resignation today to delegates assembled at the union’s 51st Quebec annual assembly.
Trudeau, Wynne Must Act Now on Deepening Steel Crisis: Steelworkers
"We need our federal and provincial governments to be on our side. Our community is counting on the governments they elected to fulfill their promises that they would support decent, middle-class jobs." Lisa Dale, USW Local 2724 President
BC wants $10-a-day childcare!
Here’s how you can help support British Columbia’s inspiring $10-a-day childcare campaign.
Human Rights Tribunal to Hear Complaint Against Tim Hortons
USW filed complaint on behalf of temporary workers denied overtime premiums, given less desirable shifts, threatened with being kicked out of the country and forced to rent accommodation from restaurant owners.
Announced Layoffs by Profitable Telus Regrettable and Unnecessary
"We are extremely disappointed to learn of Telus' decision to reduce their workforce at a time when the company is extremely profitable." - Lee Riggs, TWU, USW National Local 1944 President
At-Risk Pensioners Need Real Help From Trudeau, Wynne: Steelworkers
“The Government of Canada bears some real responsibility for the plight of retirees and current employees."
Building a better working future: The USW and Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review
In Ontario, full-time jobs with decent wages, benefits and retirement income are increasingly rare. In their place are too many low-paid, part-time jobs with minimal benefits or retirement in¬come. The USW does not accept this as inevitable.
Message from USW National Director Ken Neumann on the 2015 Federal Election
Although the eleciton results are not as we had hoped, the contributions of USW members have been inspiring.