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Workers reject Telus’s paltry contract offer

February 1, 2023 | Media Releases

BURNABY – In a nearly two-to-one vote, 6,800 Telus workers across Canada, represented by the United Steelworkers union Local 1944, have rejected a final offer from Telus. A 65.3% majority of the 72.7% members who voted rejected the contract offer.   “Telus workers are tired of seeing their co-workers’ jobs shipped overseas, while they are […]

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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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District 3 Veterans of Steel network and committee

January 23, 2023 | News Articles

I would like to share two things our district is doing to support veterans in our union: the District 3 Veterans of Steel (VoS) network and Local Union VoS Committee. The VoS network is expanding on previous efforts to give past and currently serving members of the allied forces an opportunity to engage with other […]

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Telus workers prepare for potential job action 

January 15, 2023 | Media Releases

BURNABY, B.C. – On Sunday, Jan. 15, hundreds of Telus workers, members of the United Steelworkers union (USW), gathered outside the Telus Mobility building in Burnaby and other Telus locations across Canada for a solidarity rally and picket training in preparation for potential escalating job action.  The workers have been bargaining with Telus for over […]

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Expression of Interest – Member Organizers (Mining Sector)

January 11, 2023 | News Articles

*** FOR DISTRICT 3 MEMBERS IN THE MINING SECTOR *** Member organizers have the opportunity to engage with non-unionized workers and help them build their own union. USW members are the best messengers for what it means to join the USW, how our union works, and what it’s like to work in a USW-represented workplace. […]

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District 3 holiday greeting

December 22, 2022 | Statements

Sisters, Brothers and friends, This year, we have done a lot across District 3. We tested our democracy, and it passed the test. We started to engage local leaders and members in new ways. We lobbied and achieved legislative gains for workers and our members. We are bargaining good contracts and winning in the workplace […]

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Edmonton Starbucks workers file application to join Steelworkers union

December 19, 2022 | Media Releases

The United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 1-207 has applied with the Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB) for a certification vote on behalf of Starbucks workers at the 75 Street and 68th Avenue store in Edmonton. “Starbucks workers in Edmonton are steaming mad over their working conditions and have taken steps to make improvements at their workplace […]

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Prices are on the rise and so is the need for strong Steelworker bargaining

December 15, 2022 | News Articles

The USW’s organizing has been attracting workers in industries ranging from manufacturing to coffee shops, who have taken the step to unionize. These new members are not only benefitting from the union’s solidarity, they’re also making the USW’s collective power even stronger.

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Bargaining successes

December 15, 2022 | News Articles

Standing strong to demand long-overdue, significant improvements to their working conditions, Steelworkers across the country are achieving some of the best collective agreements in a generation.

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