Introducing USW District 6's Trans Liaison

maysonMayson became a Steelworker seven years ago when he was hired at Leggett and Platt Automotive in London, Ontario. He serves as a trustee with Local 2699 and also serves on the Southwest Area Council Human Rights Committee, as well as the District 6 Human Rights Committee.

Three and a half years ago, he began his workplace gender transition. Having gone through his own workplace transition, he understands the unique issues and some of the specific complications that can arise in the workplace during a transition. It's not an easy task, but when everyone is on board and educated, it can certainly be smoother for all involved.

Many folks have shared these same struggles while transitioning on the job, so his aim is to make sure that with each and every transition, it becomes a little easier. That is why the USW and Mayson have developed a USW Workplace Transition Guide. The guide, along with education for staff and members, will go a long way to help. 

Additionally, as the D6 Trans Liaison, he is available to anyone who needs information, assistance or support. Whether you are staff or a unit chair looking for the best way to support your member in transition, or you are a member looking for guidance or support, or perhaps a member with a transitioning loved one, if you want more information from someone who understands, this outreach is for you.

Anyone may contact Mayson confidentially at any time at


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