New Steel Pride poster

Download our new Steel Pride poster to show support for 2SLGBTQIA+ Steelworkers and their families. Put it up at work, around the union hall or office, on the union bulletin board and more.

New Steel Pride seasonal shop

Get your USW Pride gear now. Open to all 2SLGBTQIA+ Steelworkers and allies!
Orders will take a few weeks, so please get your order in soon and please indicate when you need it for.

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2SLGBTQIA+ glossary: list of definitions 

2SLGBTQIA+ terminology is continuously evolving. As a result, it is important to note that this list is not an exhaustive list and these definitions are a starting point to understanding 2SLGBTQIA+ identities and issues. Different 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and communities may have broader or more specific understandings of these terms. 


Sharing our pronouns – solidarity in action 

At United Steelworkers union events and meetings, we encourage everyone who is comfortable to share their pronouns because it lets others know that we are not going to assume someone’s gender. It makes our events and meetings more inclusive and helps people bring their whole self and know they will be respected for it. It tells others that we see them as they are and they are safe in this environment.   


2SLGBTQIA+Inclusion Tool

Here are some ways we can better include 2SLGBTQIA+ members in the life of our union.


USW Transition Handbook

A helpful guide when gender transitioning in the workplace

This handbook explains the role of our union in supporting transition, provides suggestions for members considering or in transition, sets out a checklist for individualized transition plans and offers guidelines for local executives, USW staff and employers.

Pride at Work: Creating a Positive Space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

The Steelworkers union must continue to take steps to help create “positive space” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers.


Labour Pride: What Our Unions Have Done for Us

Labour Pride is a brief history of the role of 2SLGBTQIA+ workers and their unions in the struggle for legal rights in Canada, from the 1970s to the early 2000s. Without the engagement and investment of unions in the struggle for equality, it is doubtful we would be where we are today.