United Steelworkers (USW) The USW is the largest private sector union in both Canada and North America with more than 225,000 members in Canada and more than 800,000 members continent-wide. The USW is Canada's most diverse union, representing men and women working in every sector of the economy.

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08:00 ET Restart of Pointe-Noire Pellet Plant Proposed

Steelworkers and Bedrock Industries to begin contract talks for reopening Quebec facility SEPT-ÎLES, QC, Feb. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (Syndicat des Métallos) and Bedrock Industries...


Feb 15, 2019, 17:09 ET Founders' members vote yes to the University Pension Plan

TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA), the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA), Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA), United...


Feb 15, 2019, 14:39 ET ABI Backs Out of Anticipated Negotiations in 13-Month Lockout

BÉCANCOUR, QC, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (Syndicat des Métallos) is disappointed by ABI's decision to withdraw from a return to negotiations that was anticipated in coming days....


Feb 14, 2019, 11:33 ET Steelworkers Denounce Plea Agreement in Worker's Death

"The consequences of workplace deaths and injuries must be more than a cost of doing business." SUDBURY, ON, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) is denouncing a plea agreement in an...


Feb 05, 2019, 17:46 ET United Steelworkers Ratify New CN Agreement

Agreement ensures long-term stability and improved benefits TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that following a tentative agreement...


Jan 15, 2019, 11:01 ET Keep Safeguards in Place to Protect Canada's Steel Industry

OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Ken Neumann, National Director of the United Steelworkers union (USW) said today that, with no sign of U.S. steel tariffs ending anytime soon, the federal government...


Jan 11, 2019, 14:00 ET ABI Lockout Hits One-Year Mark

Quebec government complicitly silent on ABI's abuse of workers. TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, Jan. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - More than 1,000 employees of the ABI aluminum smelter in Bécancour, Que., are marking a...


Dec 21, 2018, 12:23 ET Steelworkers Accuse Alcoa of Bad Faith Bargaining

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, Dec. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers has filed a formal complaint with Quebec's Administrative Labour Tribunal alleging bad faith bargaining against aluminum giant Alcoa...


Dec 20, 2018, 15:41 ET United Steelworkers and CN reach tentative agreement

Joint Statement with CN TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that a new tentative collective agreement has been reached between USW...


Dec 19, 2018, 17:13 ET United Steelworkers Establishes a Community Fund for Former Members

WABUSH, NL, Dec. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers union (USW) has established a Community Fund (Fund) that will provide OPEBS (Other Post Employment Benefit's) for the current retirees of the ...


Dec 19, 2018, 13:06 ET Alcoa Shows Contempt for Government-Initiated Negotiation Process

U.S.-based aluminum giant plans shutdown of more pot lines at ABI smelter, mocking Quebec government's efforts to resolve 11-month lockout. TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, Dec. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Alcoa's decision...


Dec 17, 2018, 14:25 ET IMP Aerostructures Workers Vote to Strongly Reject Inadequate Company Offer

AMHERST, NS, Dec. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - The workers at IMP Aerostructures represented by the United Steelworkers union overwhelmingly rejected the latest inadequate offer from the employer which called...


Dec 07, 2018, 14:00 ET Taxi Drivers Hit Hard by Saskatchewan Government Days Before Busy Christmas Season

SASKATOON, Dec. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - With less than 10 days' notice, Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) will be unleashed across the province. The United Steelworkers (USW) Taxi Council is deeply...


Nov 30, 2018, 16:11 ET Parliamentarians Must Defend Canadians in Wake of Trudeau's USMCA Sellout

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - With thousands of Canadian jobs being eliminated and tens of thousands more at risk from devastating U.S. tariffs on Canada's steel and aluminum industries, it is...


Nov 28, 2018, 12:07 ET A Lockout Is Not an 'Act of God': Rally Supports ABI Workers

MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Hundreds of aluminum workers and their supporters demonstrated outside Hydro-Québec's head office today, denouncing the 11-month lockout at the ABI smelter which has...


Nov 26, 2018, 15:07 ET GM Workers Need Real Action to Defend Their Jobs

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) is calling on the Canadian and Ontario governments to act decisively to defend thousands of families and their communities affected by the ...


Nov 23, 2018, 15:55 ET Liberals' Trampling of Workers' Rights Is the Cause, Not the Solution to Canada Post Dispute

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - The federal government's willingness to trample the constitutional rights of Canada Post workers is reprehensible and contradicts the Trudeau Liberals' oft-stated...


Nov 19, 2018, 14:02 ET Statement from United Steelworkers District 3 Director Stephen Hunt on Member Fatality at Elkview Mine

BURNABY, BC, Nov. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Statement from United Steelworkers (USW) District 3 Director Stephen Hunt, following the death of a USW member at Teck's Elkview Mine: "It is with great sadness...


Nov 08, 2018, 08:00 ET Make 'Retirees First' an Election Issue - United Steelworkers

OTTAWA, Nov. 8, 2018 /CNW/ - After meeting with more than 150 Members of Parliament, rank-and-file members of the United Steelworkers union (USW) from across Canada left Ottawa this week hoping that...


Nov 01, 2018, 11:44 ET Steelworkers React to Agrium Fine for Failing to Provide Safe Workplace

SASKATOON, Nov. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Reacting to news that Agrium Inc. has been ordered to pay a total of $490,000 in fines and victim impact surcharges after pleading guilty to a charge of failing to...


Oct 30, 2018, 17:43 ET /R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to Speak to Steelworkers at Conference in Kamloops/

KAMLOOPS, BC, Oct. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will address members of the United Steelworkers from across Western Canada at the USW District 3 Conference in Kamloops, B.C., on...


Oct 29, 2018, 15:46 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to Speak to Steelworkers at Conference in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS, BC, Oct. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will address members of the United Steelworkers from across Western Canada at the USW District 3 Conference in Kamloops, B.C., on...


Oct 29, 2018, 14:00 ET No USMCA Before Tariffs Lifted: Steelworkers

OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The federal government must acknowledge the crisis facing Canada's steel and aluminum industries and refuse to sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) unless...


Oct 29, 2018, 08:00 ET Steelworkers on Parliament Hill to Seek Support for Retirement Security

OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Members of the United Steelworkers union (USW) are on Parliament Hill today and for two weeks to urge MPs from all parties to support legislation to protect workers'...


Oct 26, 2018, 14:03 ET B.C. Labour Code Recommendations a Good First Step: Steelworkers

Greater reforms are needed to modernize labour relations and ensure workers share in B.C.'s prosperity, union says. BURBABY, BC, Oct. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) welcomes...