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.

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Human rights & equity photos

View the Human Rights & Equity photo gallery on Flickr.

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Featured resources

Steelworkers Humanity Fund Annual Report 2021

Reports • Research & Publications
July 27, 2022
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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

News

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Reproductive freedom is a worker’s issue

July 5, 2022 | Statements

As a trade union, the USW cares about all workers’ health and safety, human rights and economic security. The right to make decisions about one’s own body is fundamental to those priorities. In the days following the U.S. Supreme Court decision on access to abortion, our union in Canada reaffirms its support of reproductive freedom […]

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Tribute to Laura Ramirez, a pillar of the Steelworkers Humanity Fund

June 17, 2022 | News Articles

In May 2022, Laura Ramirez, who started with the Steelworkers Humanity Fund in 1988, retired after 34 years with the Fund and the Union. Laura was instrumental in setting up the foundations of the organization, building and maintaining relationships with partners and unions across Latin America. Her many contributions included building a women’s rights program, […]

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More resources

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SHF Update – September 2022

Research & Publications
September 23, 2022
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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
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USW District 6 Human Rights Committee Pride T-shirt order form

Forms
June 29, 2022
Click to view USW District 6 Human Rights Committee Pride T-shirt order form