Creating equity

Changes in the workforce have demanded that unions remain representative and responsive. By applying the principles of equality, justice, dignity and respect within the union, the United Steelworkers has promoted human rights since its beginning. Steelworkers understand that everyone is entitled to the same rights and freedoms, regardless of race, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation.

Calendar of religious and special days

Use this calendar to recognize special holidays of many faiths and plan local union meetings and events so that all members may attend.

2022

2023

Human rights & equity photos

View the Human Rights & Equity photo gallery on Flickr.

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Featured resources

D6 LGBTQ2SIA+ Inclusion Tool

July 27, 2022
Click to view D6 LGBTQ2SIA+ Inclusion Tool

USW Bargaining Guide for Advancing Indigenous Rights – Revised June 2021

Booklets & Manuals • Reports • Research & Publications
July 20, 2017
Click to view USW Bargaining Guide for Advancing Indigenous Rights – Revised June 2021

USW Guide for Women’s Committees

Booklets & Manuals
July 29, 2009
Click to view USW Guide for Women’s Committees

News

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Directors’ Statement for Black History Month 2023

January 31, 2023 | News Articles

In our union’s proud history of promoting and supporting equality, Steelworkers celebrate Black History Month each February. We acknowledge the accomplishments of Black Canadians in society, recognize the achievements of activists in our union, and, encourage Steelworkers to continue the struggle for equality. We also know that despite advances in equality, racism has played a […]

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Image for 121 food banks across Canada receive $242,250 from the Steelworkers Humanity Fund

121 food banks across Canada receive $242,250 from the Steelworkers Humanity Fund

December 7, 2022 | Media Releases

The multiple causes behind the spiralling price of daily staples, especially food, can only be tackled with bold action in favour of social justice. This is why our union and our allies will continue to push tirelessly for decent living and working conditions for everyone.

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More resources

Calendar of Religious and Special Days

Misc. Resources
November 30, 2022
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2021 Survey Results Regarding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Steelworkers

Reports
September 30, 2022
Click to view 2021 Survey Results Regarding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Steelworkers

What is Harassment?

Misc. Resources
July 28, 2022
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Steelworkers Humanity Fund Annual Report 2021

Reports • Research & Publications
July 27, 2022
Click to view Steelworkers Humanity Fund Annual Report 2021

D6 LGBTQ2SIA+ Inclusion Tool

July 27, 2022
Click to view D6 LGBTQ2SIA+ Inclusion Tool

Steelworkers Humanity Fund 2019 Food Bank Contributions

Misc. Resources
June 30, 2022
Click to view Steelworkers Humanity Fund 2019 Food Bank Contributions

Food Bank Contributions – March 2020

Misc. Resources
June 30, 2022
Click to view Food Bank Contributions – March 2020

Take action on the racist attack in east Toronto

Misc. Resources
June 29, 2022
Click to view Take action on the racist attack in east Toronto