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Celebrate Pride Month by increasing inclusion of LGBTQ2SIA+ Steelworkers

May 31, 2022 | News Articles

image of the first page of the USW LGBTQ2SIA+ Inclusion tool In June, Steelworkers celebrate and support the expansion of rights based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. These rights have been won thanks to decades of hard work by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, Two-Spirit, intersex, asexual and other gender-diverse (LGBTQ2SIA+) persons.

The USW has contributed to these gains and will continue to do so. You and your local union can help, too, by: 

  • Attending and supporting Pride events in your community.
  • Reading and acting on our new inclusion tool, “Including LGBTQ2SIA+ members in the life of our union.”
  • If you are a LGBTQ2SIA+ member in Western Canada and the Territories, join the D3 Steel Pride network on the Slack app. The network was created to help enhance inclusion, visibility and potential for success within the union, the workplace and the community. Join at www.usw.ca/districts/3/d3pridenetwork.
  • Attend one of June’s Building Inclusive Locals [Bâtir des sections locales inclusives] Zoom events and learn: How can we work together to increase participation and inclusion of LGBTQ2SIA+ Steelworker in locals and workplaces?
    • Two chances to join:
      • Wednesday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific (8:30 p.m. Eastern); English only. Click here to register
      • Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern (4:30 p.m. Pacific); French-English interpretation provided. Click here to register

Let’s make our union a safe and welcoming place for all!

In solidarity, 

Marty Warren
National Director for Canada

Scott Lunny
USW District 3 Director

Dominic Lemieux
USW District 5 Director

Myles Sullivan
USW District 6 Director

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