Changes Announced to SOAR Executive Board

On behalf of SOAR, we congratulate Harry Hynd, Doug Macpherson and Lena Sutton on their newly appointed positions and we look forward to working with them.

Think Carefully About Your Vote!

As we move closer to the federal election in October, it is increasingly important that we, as union retirees think critically about how we use our vote.

Help for Local Families Thanks to USW Sault Ste. Marie Charity Golf

The Twinkie Foundation was the big winner at the second Annual Steelworkers Charity Golf Open on August 18. Hosted by the United Steelworkers local unions of Sault Ste. Marie and area, this year’s tournament raised $10,000 for the local charity.

Twitter Blitz for Locked-out Local 2020

Please join USW Local 2020 Unit 79 in a Twitter blitz on August 20 in order to encourage the Ontario Health Minister to pressure CarePartners to end their lockout and get back to the bargaining table!

Health Care Workers Council Spotlight: Ray White, District 3 Coordinator

Ray White, president of Local 1-207 in Alberta, Canada, took his first union course in 1992. He knew right away he wanted to play a role in the fight for workers’ rights and has been an activist ever since.

USW Local 7619 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

USW Local 7619 celebrated their 50th Anniversary over three eventful days – a Weekend of Steel in Logan Lake, British Columbia.

Every Vote Counts!

“Every vote counts.” Very cliché, right? Not for the case of Jordan Brown, the newly-minted Member of House Assembly (MHA) for Labrador West (Newfoundland and Labrador).

USW Settlement at Long-term Care Facility Improves Conditions, Wages, and Benefits

Workers at the Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes in Cobden, Ontario, settled two collective agreements for USW Local 6936 that recognize the growing issues of staffing and increased levels of care.

News@6 Summer 2019

Check out the latest edition of News@6, our newsletter for Steelworkers in Ontario and Atlantic Canada from District 6 Director Marty Warren.

Local 2020 Members Locked Out, Rally in Sudbury, Ontario

Nearly two dozen workers, all members of USW Local 2020, took to the streets on June 3 to picket their employer, CarePartners, after being locked out on May 31.

Community Rally to Support USW Local 7085 in Belldune, N.B.

USW District 6 Health Care Activists Mobilize in Canada and Prepare for More Action

The District 6 Health Care Council convened in Ottawa last week for their bi-annual meeting and to rally in the streets in support of improving conditions for the nation’s thousands of health care workers.

CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Young Workers Program and United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) are pleased to present the annual CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship.

· ITUC

Join the International Campaign for a New Social Contract for Working People

It’s time to make the economy work for everybody. Sign ITUC’s petition for a New Social Contract to ensure a fairer deal that puts people, not corporate greed, back in the driver’s seat.

Remembering Westray

In the early morning of May 9, 1992, an explosion ripped through the Westray coal mine in Plymouth, Nova Scotia, killing all twenty-six miners working the night shift.

· The Toronto Star

Labour a Key Partner in a Canadian Green New Deal

The Broadbent Institute's Rick Smith and USW National Director Ken Neumann write in The Toronto Star about putting the concerns of labour and environmental groups to work in a mutually reinforcing way in a Canadian Green New Deal.

Day of Mourning

APRIL 28TH Day of Mourning Close to 1,000 workers in Canada die on the job every year.

· Ken Neumann Remarks

Neo-Liberals Are Not the Answer to Growing Populism

This data shows what we all know: Canadians are increasingly worried about their financial situation. However, we should not be framing this as an “affordability crisis.” The real frame is growing inequality and wage stagnation.

USW Works to Safeguard Canadian Steel Jobs

USW is part of a coordinated industry effort to preserve good Canadian jobs in the steel sector, calling on the federal government to keep current steel industry safeguards in place.

Humanity Fund: Young Musicians of the World

Since 2016, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund supports the Young Musicians of the World music school in the Kitcisakik Anicinape First Nations community, near Val d’Or, Québec.