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Third letter to Minister McNaughton and Premier Doug Ford re three fatalites at National Steel Car in Hamilton

August 18, 2022 | News Articles

August 18, 2022 The Honourable Premier of Ontario Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto ON M7A 1A1 Via email: premier@ontario.ca The Honourable Monte McNaughton, MPP Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development 14th Floor, 400 University Ave. Toronto, ON M7A 1T7 Via email: monte.mcnaughtonco@pc.ola.org Minister.MLTSD@ontario.ca URGENT – Meeting request: three fatalities at National […]

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Sherwood Park Starbucks workers file applications to join Steelworkers union

August 16, 2022 | Media Releases

The United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 1-207 has filed applications with the Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB) for union-certification votes on behalf of Starbucks workers at two stores in Sherwood Park, Alta. “The baristas at the Sherwood Park stores are tired of not being heard, and they simply want a voice and a seat at […]

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About SOAR

SOAR was established in 1985 to organically link the USW’s active members with those in retirement so that both can work on common problems. SOAR has proved to be a true partner of our active membership in the pursuit of economic security.

In recognition of this partnership, the delegates to the 30th International Convention voted unanimously to add an amendment to the USW Constitution recognizing SOAR as an affiliate organization of the USW. The amendment also encourages the formation of SOAR chapters, establishes direct communication between the local union and the chapter and gives SOAR chapter leaders input into negotiations on retiree issues.

Until SOAR came along, there was no strong advocate to focus attention on the special problems and needs faced by USW pensioners and their spouses.

SOAR made these problems very visible and helped fashion USW policy to deal with them. Our relationship with the United Steelworkers is based on shared values

The major purpose of SOAR is to deal with the social, economic, educational, legislative and political developments and concerns of its members and spouses. We fight for the preservation of social security, for medicare, for better health care protection, as well as for federal laws to better serve the elderly.

Our structure gives USW retirees a special place in their union.

Join SOAR

Becoming a member of a SOAR Chapter is the best way to stay involved when you retire. SOAR Chapter membership provides retirees and their spouses with a vehicle for continued social interaction with their friends and co-workers. The SOAR Chapters also serve as the focal point of legislative and political activity on behalf of the union’s members and all retirees.

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SOAR publications

SOAR publications include the bi-monthly SOAR Chapter Connection as well as the quarterly SOAR in Action.

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SOAR in Action – Fall 2018

Reports • Research & Publications
May 30, 2022
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SOAR in Action – Winter 2019

Reports • Research & Publications
May 30, 2022
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SOAR in Action – Spring 2019

Reports • Research & Publications
May 30, 2022
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SOAR in Action – Summer 2019

Reports • Research & Publications
May 30, 2022
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SOAR in Action – Fall 2019

Research & Publications
May 30, 2022
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SOAR promotional brochure

Booklets & Manuals • Misc. Resources
May 26, 2022
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SOAR promotional poster

Misc. Resources
May 26, 2022
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How to start a SOAR chapter

Booklets & Manuals
May 26, 2022
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