District 3 Human Rights Committee

In April 2023, USW District 3 launched our new Human Rights Committee. The purpose of the committee is to develop policy and to promote human rights in our District.

Our union is a reflection of the diverse population of Western Canada. That is why our union has been committed to applying the principles of equality, justice, dignity and respect within the union. But we know we can do more within our union and in our communities to support our Indigenous members, 2SLGBTQIA+ members, members living with disabilities and our racialized workers.

This volunteer-based committee will be comprised of representatives from each local to ensure representation of diversity, geography, and industries of our district. We are looking for anyone with a keen interest in human rights whether or not they have any prior activism within our union.

The District 3 Human Rights Committee will meet virtually and we are hoping to host one in-person meeting per year. Local unions are asked to appoint members to join the district committee and are encouraged to financially support committee members to attend these meetings.

Through our collective voice, action and strategies, we can best protect and enhance our members’ lives. Our District 3 Human Rights Committee will be an important and powerful vehicle in getting this work done. These are changing times and we need fresh, innovative ideas on how we can best represent our diverse membership in the workplace and in our communities.

District 3 Human Rights Committee contacts: Cindy Lee & Brett Barden.