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Janet Baic Looks to Engage Next Generation of Women Activists at Local 9548

May 29, 2024 | News Articles

When Janet Baic first started working at Tenaris Algoma Tubes in Sault Ste Marie, Ont., in 2013, she was only one of a handful of women at the Canadian pipe manufacturing facility. Now, in 2024, an influx of women at the plant is bringing a sense of revival to Local 9548’s Women of Steel (WOS) committee.

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Young Workers

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The Steelworker Humanity Fund supports international development projects related to human and workers’ rights and provides emergency humanitarian aid for disasters.

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