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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Apr 17, 2019, 17:49 ET Quebec Labour Minister Proposes Settlement in 15-Month ABI Lockout

QUEBEC CITY, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Syndicat des Métallos/United Steelworkers (USW) will take the next few days to review a proposal from Quebec's Labour Minister aimed at resolving a 15-month...


Apr 11, 2019, 11:03 ET USW Welcomes B.C. Government Review of WorkSafeBC Actions In Sawmill Explosions

VANCOUVER, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) is welcoming today's announcement by the Government of British Columbia that Vancouver lawyer Lisa Helps has been retained to assess...


Apr 08, 2019, 11:57 ET The United Steelworkers dismisses government announcement on corporate social responsibility and renews calls for independent ombudsperson

TORONTO, April 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) reacted angrily to today's announcement by International Trade Diversification Minister Carr that a powerless special advisor has been...


Apr 05, 2019, 08:30 ET Steelworkers Take ABI Lockout Battle to Global Stage

"Wherever Alcoa has facilities in the world, we'll be there." – Leo W. Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers VANCOUVER, April 5, 2019 /CNW/ - At the United Steelworkers (USW) National...


Apr 03, 2019, 21:38 ET Morneau Must Finalize Steel Safeguards to Defend Canadian Jobs and Communities

OTTAWA, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has only weeks to make steel safeguards final and ward off the decimation of thousands of Canadian jobs, the United Steelworkers...


Apr 03, 2019, 16:02 ET ABI Upends Conciliation, Rejects Negotiated Settlement to Lockout

Company shows up empty-handed to conciliation session, dismisses union's compromise settlement proposal. TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Fifteen months after locking out more than 1,000...


Apr 01, 2019, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Jagmeet Singh, John Horgan, Tanya Talaga to Address Steelworkers National Conference/

VANCOUVER, March 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Beginning on Tuesday, April 2, in Vancouver, the United Steelworkers union (USW) will hold its triennial National Policy Conference. Speaking and presenting to USW...


Mar 29, 2019, 09:00 ET Jagmeet Singh, John Horgan, Tanya Talaga to Address Steelworkers National Conference

VANCOUVER, March 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Beginning on Tuesday, April 2, in Vancouver, the United Steelworkers union (USW) will hold its triennial National Policy Conference. Speaking and presenting to USW...


Mar 26, 2019, 09:00 ET Former Rubber Workers Urged to Attend Occupational Disease Information Sessions

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON, March 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Many years after rubber manufacturing plants left the region, former workers and surviving family members are being urged to attend information sessions ...


Mar 22, 2019, 10:15 ET No USMCA Ratification Unless Tariffs, Quotas Rejected Outright: Steelworkers

United Steelworkers leaders visit Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region to demand firm stand from federal government. ALMA, QC, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The federal government and all parliamentarians must be ...


Mar 21, 2019, 11:15 ET Steelworkers Submit Counter-Proposal in 14-Month ABI Lockout

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers union presented a counter-proposal to management of the ABI aluminum smelter today – 10 days after locked-out workers rejected a...


Mar 21, 2019, 10:00 ET Media Advisory - Steelworkers Submit Counter-Proposal in ABI Lockout

BÉCANCOUR, QC, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - At 10 a.m. today, representatives of United Steelworkers Local 9700 met with management of the ABI aluminum smelter to share a counter-proposal they hope will...


Mar 20, 2019, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - No USMCA Ratification Unless Tariffs, Quotas Rejected Outright: Steelworkers

United Steelworkers leaders to visit Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Canada's largest aluminum-production region, to call for political support of key industry. ALMA, QC, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - United...


Mar 19, 2019, 19:14 ET Government Fails to Deliver on Universal Pharmacare, Retiree Bankruptcy Protection and More - United Steelworkers

OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Liberal government's budget has failed Canadians by not committing to a single-payer pharmacare plan that is universal, public, accessible, comprehensive and...


Mar 18, 2019, 15:56 ET Enough Concessions, Steelworkers Tell Glencore

Brunswick Smelter employees to hold strike vote in near future. BELLEDUNE, NB, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Brunswick Smelter employees will vote in coming days on potential strike action in response to...


Mar 18, 2019, 06:00 ET Steelworkers, Bedrock Reach Agreement on Pointe-Noire Pellet Plant

SEPT-ÎLES, QC, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers (Syndicat des Métallos) Local 6254 and Bedrock Industries have reached an agreement-in-principle on a collective agreement renewal related to ...


Mar 15, 2019, 07:30 ET ADVISORY: Steelworkers Host Community Celebration of Hamilton's Diversity

HAMILTON, ON, March 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council invites all residents to a celebration of our city's diversity on Sunday, March 17, in commemoration of the International...


Mar 11, 2019, 22:18 ET Locked-Out ABI Workers Reject Unilateral Offer, Demand Negotiated Settlement

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, March 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Locked-out workers from the ABI aluminum smelter voted by an 82% majority today to reject the company's unilateral contract offer. The vote came after 90%...


Mar 06, 2019, 11:08 ET Former Rubber Workers Urged to Attend Occupational Disease Information Sessions

KITCHENER and WATERLOO, ON, March 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Many years after rubber manufacturing plants left the region, former workers and surviving family members are being urged to attend information...


Mar 05, 2019, 17:36 ET Locked-Out ABI Workers to Vote Monday on Company Offer

BÉCANCOUR, QC, March 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Locked-out employees of the ABI aluminum smelter in Bécancour will meet Monday, March 11, to discuss and vote on a contract offer from the company. Members of...


Mar 01, 2019, 12:04 ET Locked-Out Workers Ask Quebec Premier: What Are You Doing, Mr. Legault?

BÉCANCOUR, QC, March 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Workers from the ABI aluminum smelter, locked-out of their jobs for nearly 14 months, gathered today at François Legault's constituency office to ask the Quebec...


Feb 27, 2019, 10:02 ET United Steelworkers Prevail on Another Dumping Case

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Following compelling evidence presented by United Steelworkers (USW) members on the impact of foreign steel dumping, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) is...


Feb 25, 2019, 23:24 ET Jagmeet Singh Byelection Win Signals Momentum for NDP - Steelworkers

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Jagmeet Singh's decisive byelection win is a significant victory for the NDP, signalling much-needed momentum for the party and its leader, say the United Steelworkers. ...


Feb 25, 2019, 10:51 ET University Staff Approve New Innovative, Secure Pension Plan - Steelworkers

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Staff at the University of Toronto, the University of Guelph and Queen's University, members of United Steelworkers (USW) local unions, have taken a step closer to...


Feb 22, 2019, 16:37 ET Seeking an end to the ABI lockout

United Steelworkers seek mandate for arbitration BÉCANCOUR, QC, Feb. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Local 9700 of the United Steelworkers announced this morning that at tomorrow's general assembly of its members,...