The USW is the largest private sector union in North America with more than 225,000 members in Canada and more than 800,000 members continent-wide. The USW is Canada's most diverse union, representing men and women working in every sector of the economy.
The United Steelworkers Canadian National Office provides a range of services to staff, districts and local unions.
In Canada, the United Steelworkers is led by Ken Neumann, National Director for Canada. The USW is composed of three districts in Canada and our Canadian National Office headquartered in Toronto.
- 1 August 2014 Larry Sefton 1917-1973 Lawrence (Larry) Sefton was an influential labour leader who made lasting contributions to the United Steelworkers despite a career cut short by illness.
- 25 July 2014 Howard Conquergood (activist, innovator, organizer) Howard Conquergood was an innovative Steelworkers activist who had a long and illustrious career in the labour movement.
- 22 July 2014 Stewart Cooke (1924-2005) Stewart Cooke was destined for a prominent career within the labour movement. The USW reflected the ‘blue collar’ values that Stewart held dear and would prove to be a perfect environment for him to practise his keen organizational and problem-solving skills.