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Yukon workers at Parsons Inc. in Faro join the United Steelworkers union

April 12, 2024 | Media Releases

WHITEHORSE, YT – With the support of the United Steelworkers union (USW) and the Yukon Federation of Labour, workers at Parsons Inc. at the Faro Rehabilitation Mine Project have been certified by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board to join the USW. The workers are set to begin the process of negotiating for better working conditions, […]

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Directors’ Statement for Equal Pay Day 2024 [April 16, 2024]

April 5, 2024 | News Articles

It’s theft! The gender pay gap takes money out of women’s pockets Starting in April each year, we mark Equal Pay Day. It’s a time for our union to take stock of what we’ve done – and what we still need to do – to advance women’s economic equality. That’s because Equal Pay Day shows […]

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New victory against mining giant Glencore’s anti-union practices

April 4, 2024 | Media Releases

The Quebec Superior Court orders Labour Administrative Tribunal to consider all possible measures to reverse unlawful dismissal of security guards MONTREAL – In the dispute over Glencore’s elimination of its Raglan Mine security the Superior Court has rejected the provincial labour administrative tribunal’s (Tribunal administratif du travail -TAT) previous decision, which had refused any possibility […]

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20th Anniversary of Westray Law

March 22, 2024 | Media Releases

NEW GLASGOW, N.S. – Twenty years after the enactment of the Westray Law that holds corporations criminally responsible for workplace deaths and injuries, the struggle continues. At the end of March, 2004, 12 years after the tragic, needless and preventable deaths of 26 miners in the Westray Mine explosion in 1992, important amendments to the […]

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Welcome to the USW family

USW welcomes workers from Edmonton People In Need Shelter Society

March 21, 2024 | Media Releases

The United Steelworkers union (USW) is pleased to welcome over 100 workers from the Edmonton People In Need Shelter Society (EPINSS). During a vote that occurred on Nov. 30 and Dec.1, 2023, workers said an overwhelming ‘yes’ to joining the USW. “We wanted to help give the workers at Edmonton People In Need Shelter Society […]

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Manitoba’s Legislature is facing delays in introduction of workers-friendly Legislation, as the PCs block progress

March 21, 2024 | Media Releases

The Manitoba government’s bill which aims to improve workers’ rights by banning replacement workers and making it easier to join a union, is being held up by obstruction from the opposition Progressive Conservatives. “This legislation represents a crucial step towards empowering workers and protecting their rights,” said Scott Lunny, United Steelworkers union (USW) Director for […]

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Women of Steel promote hiring and retention of women at Quebec aluminum smelter

March 20, 2024 | News Articles

When a new aluminum smelter in Alma, Que., came into full production more than two decades ago, there were 57 women working in the plant. While women accounted for a minority among the smelter’s workforce of about 700, their numbers were nevertheless significantly higher than average at such male-dominated industrial facilities. “At the beginning, around […]

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Anti-Scab Legislation for Manitoba

United Steelworkers applauds new anti-scab legislation in Manitoba: A new milestone for workers’ rights

March 18, 2024 | Media Releases

The United Steelworkers union (USW) celebrates today’s introduction of anti-scab legislation and commends the Manitoba government for this step in strengthening workers’ rights in the province. “The introduction of anti-scab legislation in Manitoba marks a monumental victory for workers’ rights,” said USW Western Canada Director Scott Lunny. “Today’s announcement reflects the Manitoba NDP government’s commitment […]

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Sharing our pronouns – solidarity in action   

March 15, 2024 | News Articles

Creating safer work environments is core to what we do as a union. Safety and well-being also include freedom from harassment and discrimination. Steelworker members bring a variety of life experiences and identities to their jobs and it is our duty to create positive, respectful work and union environments.    At United Steelworkers union events and […]

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Steelworkers Humanity Fund update – March 2024

March 13, 2024 | Publications

Decent wages and health and safety at work are universal aspirations for all workers. For women, these rights can be more challenging to obtain when you confront a culture of patriarchy and gender inequity that has created systemic barriers for female workers. However, women in our union have demonstrated that not only do we have […]

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Forestry Workers Summit

Forestry Workers’ Summit unites workers in effort to strengthen sector

March 13, 2024 | Media Releases

Rank-and-file forestry workers, union leaders, policymakers, and researchers gathered to hash out solutions to the crisis facing British Columbia’s forestry industry during a policy summit on March 12 in Victoria. The summit, jointly hosted by Unifor, the United Steelworkers union (USW), and the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC), was an unprecedented gathering of […]

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Indigenous art project – an opportunity to share your art

March 13, 2024 | News Articles

Indigenous art has been and continues to be an important means of cultural expression and sharing of culture across generations. The United Steelworkers union is seeking contributions from Indigenous Steelworkers of print art pieces, created by Indigenous Steelworkers or their kinfolk. We are looking for a maximum of eight pieces of art to be used […]

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United Steelworkers union reaches new deal with CN Rail

March 1, 2024 | Media Releases

MONTREAL – The United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 2004 has reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with CN Rail, covering 3,000 workers across the country. The new three-year deal comes after months of negotiations, kicking off in October 2023, with the current collective agreement having expired on Dec. 31, 2023. USW Local 2004 […]

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