District 3

Labour Day

This community event brought together local partners to host Thompson, Manitoba’s first ever at-home and virtual Labour Day celebration. Participants received coupons to local businesses, USW flyers and labour rights quizzes in the mail with the chance to win prizes. Participants also received online codes to watch the movie “Stand!”

Theme areas: Supporting Steelworker Families, Promoting USW in the Community
Date: September 2020
Location: Thompson, Manitoba
Funds allocated: $5,000
Participants: 500 people

 

LU 6166 Labour Day Picnic

During the annual holiday in September, USW Local 6166 celebrated the achievements of labour with a BBQ and children’s activities. The local also took the opportunity to distribute handouts and surveys about our union. The event featured speeches from USW leaders, political guests and more.

Theme areas: Supporting Steelworker Families, Promoting USW in the Community
Date: September 2, 2019
Location: Thompson, Manitoba 
Funds allocated: $8,000
Participants: Approximately 1000 members of the community came out to this event.

 

Local 9074 Cree Language Class

The USW offered a free six-week Cree language course for the community. Through this project the union increased its visibility in the community, shared in its rich Cree roots and took a step forward in the reconciliation process.

Theme areas: Supporting Steelworker Families, Promoting USW in the Community
Date: July and August 2019
Location: Norway House, Manitoba
Funds allocated: $8,000
Participants: 12 community members