The USW is committed to promoting a clean, healthy environment, along with good community-supporting jobs today and for the future. We know that both are possible, which is why the union is out front on issues like North American procurement policies that prioritize sourcing from clean local industries, a fair and just transition for workers and their families, using energy and other natural resources more efficiently and reducing carbon.

USW advocates for putting working people at the centre of policies about the climate crisis, working alongside local Indigenous communities and those most affected to create solutions.

The USW is a founding partner of Blue Green Canada and the Blue Green Alliance in the U.S. Blue Green Canada brings together workers and environmental organizations to solve today’s environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain quality jobs and build a clean, thriving and equitable economy.

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Airport security screeners demand better working conditions and respect from federal government

June 17, 2022 | Media Releases

OTTAWA – Beginning Monday, June 20, security screening officers at 42 airports across Canada will be wearing street clothes on the job to draw attention to longstanding concerns over substandard pay, working conditions and disrespect from the federal government. WHO: Airport security screening officers, members of the United Steelworkers WHAT: “Casual Monday,” with security officers […]

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Let’s Raise the Bar on women’s health and safety

May 6, 2022 | News Articles

Most workplaces and safety equipment have been designed to suit male workers. When we take women into account, we make workplaces safer. Women have often been left out. Even worse, their concerns are sometimes ridiculed. The USW’s Raising the Bar campaign provides information and action ideas for supporting women and health and safety committees in […]

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Uranium miner’s daughter “breaks the trail” for victims of McIntyre Powder

May 6, 2022 | News Articles

A decade-long campaign led by the daughter of a deceased uranium miner has led to victory for workers struck by Parkinson’s disease after being subjected to aluminum dust inhalation “treatments” in their jobs. Supported by her union, the USW, and other worker advocacy organizations, Janice Martell’s relentless campaign has finally achieved its goal. In February, […]

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