Creating equity

Changes in the workforce have demanded that unions remain representative and responsive. By applying the principles of equality, justice, dignity and respect within the union, the United Steelworkers has promoted human rights since its beginning. Steelworkers understand that everyone is entitled to the same rights and freedoms, regardless of race, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation.

Calendar of religious and special days

Use this calendar to recognize special holidays of many faiths and plan local union meetings and events so that all members may attend.

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Human rights & equity photos

View the Human Rights & Equity photo gallery on Flickr.

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Featured resources

D6 LGBTQ2SIA+ Inclusion Tool

July 27, 2022
Click to view D6 LGBTQ2SIA+ Inclusion Tool

USW Bargaining Guide for Advancing Indigenous Rights – Revised June 2021

Booklets & Manuals • Reports • Research & Publications
July 20, 2017
Click to view USW Bargaining Guide for Advancing Indigenous Rights – Revised June 2021

USW Guide for Women’s Committees

Booklets & Manuals
July 29, 2009
Click to view USW Guide for Women’s Committees

News

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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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More resources

2021 Survey Results Regarding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Steelworkers

Reports
September 30, 2022
Click to view 2021 Survey Results Regarding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Steelworkers

What is Harassment?

Misc. Resources
July 28, 2022
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Steelworkers Humanity Fund Annual Report 2021

Reports • Research & Publications
July 27, 2022
Click to view Steelworkers Humanity Fund Annual Report 2021

D6 LGBTQ2SIA+ Inclusion Tool

July 27, 2022
Click to view D6 LGBTQ2SIA+ Inclusion Tool

Steelworkers Humanity Fund 2019 Food Bank Contributions

Misc. Resources
June 30, 2022
Click to view Steelworkers Humanity Fund 2019 Food Bank Contributions

Food Bank Contributions – March 2020

Misc. Resources
June 30, 2022
Click to view Food Bank Contributions – March 2020

Take action on the racist attack in east Toronto

Misc. Resources
June 29, 2022
Click to view Take action on the racist attack in east Toronto

USW District 6 Human Rights Committee Pride T-shirt order form

Forms
June 29, 2022
Click to view USW District 6 Human Rights Committee Pride T-shirt order form