USW District 6 Conference Shuttle Bus Schedule

Everything you need to know about transportation at the District 6 Conference.

USW District 6 Conference Agenda

The District 6 Conference will feature a week full of inspiring speakers, workshops and an opportunity for delegates to make a difference in the city of Sault Ste. Marie.

· Our Times

Working While Black in Nova Scotia

The web-based project Working While Black in Nova Scotia provides space to confront a persistent myth: that racism is no longer a problem in Nova Scotia.

Vancouver Pride 2015

Vancouver Pride 2015 August 2nd. Join USW and other union members marching this year. Meet at the North side of Alberni between Thurlow and Burrard at 12:30 PM

· The Free Press

Women of Steel Packs School Supplies for Local Students

Volunteers from United Steel Workers Local 9346 Women of Steel gathered at the Sparwood Union Hall on the afternoon of Aug. 26, getting ready to go back to school.

· Canada's NDP

NDP Video - Closer than Ever

"We will defeat Stephen Harper and build the Canada of our dreams." – NDP Leader Tom Mulcair

"A conference to get ideas to benefit everyone"

Reports from the United Steelworkers National Consultation Workshop for Aboriginal Members

· The Telegram

'We want our jobs back'

United Steelworkers Union members gathered on Avalon Drive in Labrador City this morning to peacefully protest the latest layoffs.

· Toronto Star

Bitterness Remains as Crown Metal Workers End 2-year Strike

Employees narrowly voted Sunday night to ratify a new collective agreement with the Toronto-based beer can manufacturer, after one of province’s longest pickets in recent history.

New Contract Ratified at Crown Metal Packaging, Strike Ends

TORONTO, 19 July 2015 – Employees of the Crown Metal Packaging factory in Toronto have ratified a new collective agreement, ending a 22-month strike.

· OHS Canada

Tree Faller in B.C. Dies while Battling Wildfire

A tree faller was killed while helping to fight a wildfire at the Old Sechelt Mine near Sechelt, British Columbia on the late morning of July 5.

· Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

What, Me Worry? Income Risks for Retiring Canadians

This new CCPA report concludes that Canadians need an expanded CPP/QPP or, in the absence of federal leadership, the development of provincial initiatives.

· Vancouver 24 hrs

Union Wants Inquiry as Babine Inquest Begins

As the coroner’s inquest into the second 2012 Babine Forest Products mill explosion — that claimed the life of two workers — began Monday, the union representing the workers and their families has renewed the call for a public inquiry into who’s to blame.


Unions will Challenge Bill C-377 First in the Election, then in the Courts

"It's designed to give anti-union forces, the union busters, the ability to pick selective pieces of information and use them in a way that would be negative to a union in collective bargaining and in organizing, or even in political action"-Leo W. Gerard

· Williams Lake Tribune

Union Responds to Mount Polley Mine Restart

The union representing workers at Mount Polley Mine is welcoming the mine’s restricted restart approval.


After 22 Months on Strike, a Tentative Deal for Crown Holdings Workers

A very long and highly publicized strike at Crown Holdings may soon come to an end, if Crown workers vote to accept a tentative agreement reached late July 8.

Rally at Emterra for Striking Workers

Solidarity and support for USW Local 1-417 in Kamloops, B.C., who are seeking $15 an hour in a new contract.

· The Globe and Mail

Project Manager Guilty of Five Criminal Charges in Scaffolding Collapse Deaths

A project manager who oversaw a construction crew involved in a fatal scaffolding collapse in 2009 was convicted Friday in the deaths of four workers under his charge.

USWCares: Rick Woods Memorial Golf Tournament

The members of USW Local 5328 wanted to do something to remember union activist Rick Woods, who passed away suddenly at age 50, and to provide for his autistic daughter's educational needs.

SOAR announces the LYNN WILLIAMS Award for Service

SOAR CANADA requests chapters and members to submit potential recipients of this annual award. Written submissions to be received no later than September 9, 2015 addressed to National SOAR Coordinator, 800-234 Eglinton Ave East Toronto Ontario.M4P 1K7