Latest News

National Truth and Reconciliation Day: September 30

August 15, 2023

Show your support for September 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Orange Shirt Day – by ordering USW orange T-shirts for your local union. The day honours the Indigenous children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities that were and continue to be affected. 

T-shirts are proudly union-made by USW members, with artwork by USW kinfolk Alyssa Jérôme.

At least $5 from the sale of every T-shirt will be donated to support an Indigenous organization working with survivors or an organization that aims to preserve knowledge and promote awareness of residential schools, as recommended by the USW National Indigenous Committee.

Order deadline: Friday, Sept. 8

Visit usw.to/4p1 to order shirts for your local.

Join our newsletter

Recent news

USW District 3 Logo

Bill 25 and “Rising Tide” Haida Title Lands Agreement a major step forward: Steelworkers

May 16, 2024 | Media Releases

The United Steelworkers union (USW) District 3 is committed to reconciliation with B.C. First Nations and supports Bill 25, Haida Nation Recognition Amendment Act, 2024. The “Rising Tide” Haida Title Lands Agreement is a major step forward. “We acknowledge our role in addressing the legacy of colonialism and we support the B.C. government doing the […]

Read More
Click to read the article about Bill 25 and “Rising Tide” Haida Title Lands Agreement a major step forward: Steelworkers
USW District 3 Logo

Canfor’s decision to not invest in Houston: a political move or economics?

May 15, 2024 | District 3 memo

To: BC Local Unions, BC Staff From: Scott Lunny, Jeff Bromley Last week, forestry company Canfor announced it was reneging on the corporation’s commitment to rebuild sawmill operations in Houston, BC. Canfor also took the opportunity to announce that the indefinite closure of Polar Sawmill in Bear Lake, BC, was now permanent and that hundreds […]

Read More
Click to read the article about Canfor’s decision to not invest in Houston: a political move or economics?