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USW calls on MPs to use this session to support workers

September 20, 2022 | Media Releases

With Members of Parliament coming back to Ottawa, the United Steelworkers union (USW) is calling on all parties to focus on delivering for workers across Canada. “After all that we’ve been through with the pandemic and now inflation, workers are demanding better from their employers and from their elected representatives,” said USW National Director Marty […]

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Sacred fire lit to honour, remember Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

September 27, 2022 | News Articles

On the morning of October 4, a sacred fire will be lit to honour and remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This fire will burn in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario during the third USW National Gathering for Indigenous Steelworkers, held October 5-6 in that community. The USW National Aboriginal Committee thanks Firekeeper Mishomis […]

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What we’re fighting for

The United Steelworkers union is committed to advancing workers’ rights and well-being at the bargaining table, on the job and in the legislative arena. Here are some of the issues we care about. Explore how you can get more involved in your union.

Human Rights & Equity

Promoting more justice for workers who are Indigenous, racialized, women, LGBTQ2SIA+ and/or living with a disability.

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Health & Safety

Defending members, negotiating safer and healthier working conditions and lobbying for better regulations and standards.

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Environment

Protecting the environment and promoting innovation to drive the creation of good union jobs and a sustainable economy.

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Worker friendly policies

Fighting for protections, fair wages and pensions, healthy workplaces, job creation, better trade, social programs and more.

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Young Workers

Inspiring and educating young workers through mentoring, leadership development, and union and community activism.

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Women's Rights

Demanding equality, we fight for pay equity, combat harassment, and offer training and development to women.

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Healthy Communities

Supporting workers, their families and neighbours through community activism—across Canada and around the world.

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Our Retirees

The Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) is a voice for USW retirees and their families.

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Our veterans

Resources, camaraderie, and support for United Steelworkers who served or are currently serving.

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