National Director Marty Warren shaking hands

USW calls on MPs to use this session to support workers

September 20, 2022 | Media Releases

With Members of Parliament coming back to Ottawa, the United Steelworkers union (USW) is calling on all parties to focus on delivering for workers across Canada. “After all that we’ve been through with the pandemic and now inflation, workers are demanding better from their employers and from their elected representatives,” said USW National Director Marty […]

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The Original Family mural by Indigenous artist Philip Cote graces USW District 6 office

September 16, 2022 | News Articles

USW District 6 is honoured to display Indigenous artist Philip Cote’s mural, The Original Family, at the district’s main office in Toronto. Thank you to Philip Cote and Mel Coleman, who assisted the artist on this project, for this beautiful mural that will be appreciated and admired for years to come. You can find Philip’s […]

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Tied vote for Lethbridge Starbucks workers at five stores

September 7, 2022 | Media Releases

After weeks of delays, workers at five Lethbridge Starbucks stores finally had their vote counted today by the Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB). The vote was tied. Due to Alberta’s labour laws, the workers were unable to secure union representation rights with the United Steelworkers union (USW) at this time. “We are disappointed for the […]

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Bargaining for better – Labour Day 2022

August 30, 2022 | Statements

Across Canada, Labour Day is more than just a long weekend marking the unofficial end of summer. It’s a chance to look back and celebrate what working people have won together – including the weekend – and to recommit to fighting for more. This year, we have plenty of reasons to do both. 

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Third letter to Minister McNaughton and Premier Doug Ford re three fatalites at National Steel Car in Hamilton

August 18, 2022 | News Article

August 18, 2022 The Honourable Premier of Ontario Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto ON M7A 1A1Via email: premier@ontario.ca The Honourable Monte McNaughton, MPP Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development 14th Floor, 400 University Ave. Toronto, ON M7A 1T7Via email: monte.mcnaughtonco@pc.ola.org Minister.MLTSD@ontario.ca URGENT – Meeting request: three fatalities at National Steel Car […]

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Sherwood Park Starbucks workers file applications to join Steelworkers union

August 16, 2022 | Media Releases

The United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 1-207 has filed applications with the Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB) for union-certification votes on behalf of Starbucks workers at two stores in Sherwood Park, Alta. “The baristas at the Sherwood Park stores are tired of not being heard, and they simply want a voice and a seat at […]

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USW resolves to ‘Build Power’ in health care, rapidly growing sectors

August 12, 2022 | News Article

The USW will ramp up efforts to organize education and health care workers, security officers, telecommunications professionals and other white-collar workers, delegates to the 2022 Constitutional Convention directed Thursday. The resolution saluted the sacrifices that workers in these and similar fields made during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also observed the urgent need to “build power” […]

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Delegates vote to advance health and safety work

August 12, 2022 | News Article

USW convention delegates unanimously approved resolutions on Thursday to advance the union’s fight for safer and healthier workplaces, while also paying tribute to their fellow Steelworkers who lost their lives in workplace incidents. The first resolution, “Health, Safety and Environment,” contained a long list of commitments USW members made to step up their efforts to […]

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