About the campaign

The Canadian steel industry employs 23,000 people directly and another 100,000 indirectly, including approximately 11,600 USW members. In 2019 alone, the steel industry contributed $4.2 billion to Canada’s GDP. The steel industry is not only essential to the Canadian economy, but it provides community-sustaining jobs across the country.

Take action

Join the campaign to Stand up for Steel now, by calling on your Member of Parliament to:

  1. Ensure unions have the right to initiate trade cases
  2. Expand the definition of ‘material injury’ in trade cases
  3. Establish a carbon border adjustment on imported steel
  4. Demand the use of Canadian-made steel in infrastructure projects

News

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Steelworkers stand up and refuse to be bullied by Glencore

July 21, 2022 | Media Releases

MONTREAL – The 630 workers on strike at Nunavik’s Raglan Mine, owned by Glencore, rejected the company’s latest offer by a vote of 76.7%. Represented by United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 9449, members will intensify their strike efforts in the coming days. The mine is located more than 1,800 km north of Montreal in a […]

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Steelworkers at Stelco’s pickling operations request conciliation, hold strike mandate vote

July 11, 2022 | Media Releases

NANTICOKE, Ont. – A third group of workers at steelmaker Stelco Inc. has filed for conciliation and scheduled a strike mandate vote as a result of the slow pace of negotiations for a new collective agreement. Approximately 100 members of United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 8782-03 will hold a strike mandate vote Wednesday, July 13, […]

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Federal budget answers Steelworkers’ call to defend Canadian jobs

April 13, 2022 | Media Releases

TORONTO – The United Steelworkers union (USW) is celebrating an important victory for workers that was included in the federal budget, tabled last week. For years, as part of the fight to defend Canadian jobs, USW has led the way in calling for important changes to trade laws in Canada. With the federal budget – […]

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Federal budget must support workers, strengthen Canada: United Steelworkers union

April 7, 2022 | Media Releases

TORONTO – Two weeks after the NDP struck a deal to deliver for people, and two years after the pandemic began, the United Steelworkers union (USW) is calling on the federal government to use Thursday’s budget to show they are listening to workers and committed to securing a stronger economy that will create jobs and support […]

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Resources

Stand up for Steel Action

Misc. Resources
June 16, 2022
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Strong as Steel brochure

Research & Publications
June 6, 2022
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District Reports to the National Steel Conference – May 26, 2020

Reports
June 22, 2020
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Lobby Report Form (PDF)

Forms
June 19, 2020
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Four key federal government demands

Canada’s Parliament must act NOW to ensure the long-term health of the Canadian steel industry and the key jobs it provides.

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Find your member of parliament

Find your Member of Parliament here and contact them to set up a (physically-distanced or virtual) meeting:

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