Steelworkers Make Big Gains at Minerai de fer Québec

“Conditions for negotiations were much better this time, with good prices for iron ore, and this was reflected in the results.”

Victoria Starbucks Workers Brew Up First Contract

“We are excited now that the contract is done and to see the workplace changes that will come along with it.”

Steelworkers Ratify Renewed Contract with Chances Casino in Abbotsford

Members of USW Local 2009 have ratified a renewed collective agreement with Playtime Gaming at the Chances Casino in Abbotsford, B.C. The ratification follows two days on the picket line after the employer locked out the workers.

Steelworkers Ratify Contract with Moose Creek Tire Recycling

USW members negotiate new contract with improvements including wage increases of up to 11.3% over three years.

USW Calls on Federal Government to Crack Down on Anti-Worker Practices by Canadian Mining Companies

The federal government must ensure Canadian companies operating abroad respect human rights and freedom of association as required by the CUSMA.

Quebec Court of Appeal Confirms Equal Pay Principle for Student Workers

Court ruling is a victory for the Steelworkers union’s campaign for student workers’ rights.

Steelworkers Welcome Workers from The Wellington Retirement Residence

The United Steelworkers (USW) is excited to welcome 80 workers from The Wellington Retirement Residence in Medicine Hat, Alta., who have voted overwhelmingly to join the union.

Steelworkers Reject Vale’s Concessionary Offer, Call for Good-Faith Negotiations as Strike Continues

USW Local 6500 members vote by an 87% majority to reject Vale’s demands for similar concessions that initially provoked the strike on June 1.

Vale Tables New Concessionary Offer that Falls Short, Benefit Cuts Remain

Steelworkers bargaining committee recommends rejection of contract offer as Vale renews demands for concessions from 2,500 striking workers in Sudbury.

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Steelworkers, NorSask Forest Achieve Groundbreaking Recognition and Reconciliation Language in Five-year Agreement

The United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1-184 and NorSask Forest Products have concluded a groundbreaking, five-year collective bargaining agreement for members at the sawmill’s operation, 256 kilometres northwest of Prince Albert, Sask.

Quebec Steelworkers Win New Contract, Strike Ends at ArcelorMittal

Four-year agreement expected to increase local economic spin-offs by 14% annually.

Tentative Agreement Reached in Strike at ArcelorMittal Quebec Operations

Ratification meetings will be held over the next few days for 2,500 striking members of five United Steelworkers’ locals.

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Pandemic Profiteers Must Pay Workers Fairly: United Steelworkers

“Companies like Rexplas and many other pandemic profiteers are hoarding wealth and it’s disgusting. It’s time for Rexplas to return to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair contract that doesn’t start with zero.” – USW District 6 Director Marty Warren

Steelworkers, Vale Resume Negotiations as Strike Begins in Sudbury

“Our members have given us a strong mandate and sent Vale a clear message to get back to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair deal.”

Steelworkers Urge Federal MPs to Protect Pensioners and Workers in Bankruptcies

“This is an opportunity to get this issue resolved before the next election.”

Quebec Steelworkers Join Marathon Labour Demonstration Against Bill 59

ArcelorMittal strikers among workers converging on Quebec City to oppose cuts to health and safety protections.

Impasse Persists at ArcelorMittal, Strike Continues

A strike by 2,500 Steelworkers continues at ArcelorMittal facilities in Fermont and Port-Cartier.

United Steelworkers Win Eight-Week Strike at Magellan Aerospace

A new collective agreement includes wage increases, pension and benefit improvements, as well as better working conditions.

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Union Coalition Representing Majority of Chartwell Workers Calls for Ouster of Board Chair Mike Harris

On the eve of annual meeting, Union coalition representing majority of Chartwell workers calls for ouster of board chair Mike Harris. The vote against Harris should be part of a broader reform in long-term care.

Laura Drennan Wins 2021 USWCares Jefferson Award for District 3

United Steelworkers (USW) member Laura Drennan of Logan Lake, B.C., has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 USWCares Jefferson Award for Western Canada for her long-time community service.