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United Steelworkers endorses Team Ignite as the Ontario Federation of Labour leadership team

November 9, 2023 | News Articles
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United Steelworkers (USW) District 6 is proud to endorse Team Ignite as the next leadership group at the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). Team Ignite consists of our very own Woman of Steel and USW Local 9042 member Jackie Taylor for OFL Executive Vice-President, along with Laura Walton (Canadian Union of Public Employees/Ontario School Boards Council of Unions) for President and Ahmad Gaied (United Food and Commercial Workers) for Secretary-Treasurer. 

The OFL and its affiliates represent one million workers in Ontario, working in every sector possible. The organization has the tools to empower people to organize, build and win on behalf of all working people in Ontario.

A united labour movement is how we can build back from consecutive Ontario governments that have eroded workers’ rights in collective bargaining and health and safety, the ability of workers to join a union, and more. A united labour movement is Team Ignite’s priority!

A united labour movement will provide decent jobs for all and allow us to focus on winning at the bargaining table to improve wages, benefits, pensions, job security and working conditions.

“Jackie, Laura and Ahmad are up to the challenge to bring much-needed, renewed energy to the OFL. They are committed to organizing, building and winning for working people and they will have the support of Steelworkers along the way,” said Myles Sullivan, USW District 6 Director (Ontario and Atlantic Canada).

“When unions are strong, when working people win, families and communities benefit.”

The OFL Biennial Convention will be held Nov. 20-24, 2023, at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto.

The USW represents 225,000 members in nearly every economic sector across Canada and is the largest private-sector union in North America, with 850,000 members in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.

Each year, thousands of workers choose to join the USW because of our strong track record in creating healthier, safer and more-respectful workplaces and negotiating better working conditions and fairer compensation – including good wages, benefits and pensions.

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