Solidarity in Hard Times: Upcoming Online Conferences

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The conferences "A Fair and Equitable Recovery" and "Solidarity Looks Like This" have been postponed due to a serious network issue and will be rescheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to connecting with you as soon as we can.


Calling all local unions!

Steelworkers have faced a lot during this pandemic. We’ve been laid off and we’ve been declared essential. We’ve helped our kids and elders adapt to online school and medical appointments. We’ve confronted COVID at work and some of us have even gotten sick. We’ve learned how to stay safe at work and in our communities. 

Throughout it all, we’ve cared for one another. Whether it’s lobbying for paid sick days, standing against racism, bargaining good contracts, or supporting a co-worker who is struggling to cope, we stand in solidarity with others. 

That’s why we are happy to introduce a series of three online one-day conferences built around the theme of “Solidarity in Hard Times”. This series of online events will give us the opportunity to meet virtually and exchange ideas on how Steelworkers support one another and our communities during these unusual times. Please plan on sending members to all three events: 

 “A Fair and Equitable Recovery” is the second one day online conference in the series. Join us for engaging panel discussions, presentations, workshops, and discussion groups. Topics include:

  • Results from the Women of Steel survey on the impact of the pandemic
  • Discussion with front-line workers on what a recovery looks like
  • Collective bargaining and mental health
  • Equity and allies caucuses
  • Prize draws and more!

There is no cost to locals and you can register as many members as you would like. Registration is postponed.

Family Care Expenses: if your local contributes to the Family and Community Education Fund, your members who attend the online conferences can get reimbursed for eligible family care expenses. Find all the details here

We’re looking forward to seeing you online!

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United Steelworkers
234 Eglinton Ave. E., 8th Floor
Toronto, ON M4P 1K7