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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Jun 10, 2019, 11:41 ET Steelworkers' Settlement at Long-Term Care Facility Improves Conditions, Wages and Benefits

COBDEN, ON, June 10, 2019 /CNW/ - A United Steelworkers union (USW) settlement with a long-term care facility in Eastern Ontario recognizes the growing issues of staffing and increased levels of...


Jun 10, 2019, 10:00 ET United Steelworkers Files Complaint with International Labour Organization Against Quebec Government

Premier François Legault's interference in negotiations at ABI aluminum smelter violates ILO conventions and declarations, USW says. MONTREAL, June 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Syndicat des Métallos/United...


Jun 04, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Community Rally to Support Brunswick Smelter Workers/

BELLEDUNE, NB, June 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Friends, neighbours, municipal leaders and other supporters will join locked-out Brunswick Smelter workers for a community solidarity rally in Belledune, N.B., on...


Jun 03, 2019, 20:21 ET Steelworkers Welcome New Legislation, Urge Renewed Safeguards

OTTAWA, June 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) welcomes new legislation introduced by the federal government, with a crucial proviso that it must be accompanied by immediate measures to...


Jun 03, 2019, 15:36 ET Media Advisory - Community Rally to Support Brunswick Smelter Workers

BELLEDUNE, NB, June 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Friends, neighbours, municipal leaders and other supporters will join locked-out Brunswick Smelter workers for a community solidarity rally in Belledune, N.B., on...


Jun 03, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Sudbury Home Care Workers Locked Out by CarePartners/

SUDBURY, ON, June 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Home care workers in Sudbury will hold a picket line rally Monday after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners. WHO: Home care...


Jun 02, 2019, 13:53 ET Sudbury Home Care Workers Locked Out by CarePartners

SUDBURY, ON, June 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Home care workers in Sudbury will hold a picket line rally Monday after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners. WHO: Home care...


May 31, 2019, 18:03 ET United Steelworkers Welcomes Criminal Charges Against Kiewit Construction in Death of Sam Fitzpatrick

VANCOUVER, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) welcomes criminal charges against Peter Kiewit Sons (Kiewit Construction) in the death of 24-year old Sam Fitzpatrick, who was killed on...


May 31, 2019, 10:27 ET NDP Climate Plan Protects our Planet and our Jobs - Steelworkers

TORONTO, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - The New Democratic Party's climate plan released today shows it's possible to put workers at the heart of action for our climate, says the United Steelworkers (USW)....


May 29, 2019, 19:13 ET United Steelworkers Announces Changes in Leadership

International President Leo W. Gerard among four USW leaders announcing retirements. TORONTO and PITTSBURGH, May 29, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) union today announced changes in its...


May 25, 2019, 10:15 ET Solidarity March Supports Locked-Out ABI Workers

Massive demonstration of unity on the streets of Trois-Rivières. TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, May 25, 2019 /CNW/ - A wave of solidarity is breaking out today on the streets of Trois-Rivières as thousands of...


May 25, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Solidarity March to Support Locked-Out Quebec Steelworkers/

BÉCANCOUR, QC, May 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Supporters from across Quebec and elsewhere in Canada and the United States will converge on Trois Rivières, Que., this Saturday, May 25, for a massive rally in...


May 23, 2019, 11:35 ET Canadian and U.S. Steelworkers Rally at Hecla Mining AGM

VANCOUVER, May 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Steelworkers and other members of the B.C. labour community will join striking miners from Idaho today in a demonstration at Hecla Mining Company's annual general...


May 23, 2019, 09:00 ET Solidarity March to Support Locked-Out Quebec Steelworkers

BÉCANCOUR, QC, May 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Supporters from across Quebec and elsewhere in Canada and the United States will converge on Trois Rivières, Que., this Saturday, May 25, for a massive rally in...


May 21, 2019, 10:42 ET Glencore Must Back Up Its Goodwill Pledge to Locked-Out Workers

BELLEDUNE, NB, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The corporate leadership of resource giant Glencore must demonstrate the sincerity of the goodwill it recently expressed towards its New Brunswick employees, the...


May 17, 2019, 15:49 ET United Steelworkers Welcomes Tariffs Deal, Urges Strong Measures to Protect Canadian Steel

TORONTO, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) welcomes today's agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico to lift U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel, but urges the Canadian...


May 16, 2019, 11:20 ET Steelworkers Disappointed with Vale as Voisey's Bay Talks Break Off

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NL, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) union is disappointed by multinational giant Vale's refusal to engage in serious negotiations with workers at Voisey's...


May 08, 2019, 09:45 ET Locked-Out ABI Workers Demonstrate at Alcoa Annual Meeting

USW tells shareholders: "Good business means respecting workers." PITTSBURGH, PA, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Some 200 locked-out members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9700 from the ABI aluminum smelter ...


May 07, 2019, 15:56 ET CFLPA and United Steelworkers Announce Strategic Alliance

TORONTO, May 7, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Football League Players' Association (CFLPA) and the United Steelworkers (USW) today announced a 'strategic alliance' that will build a closer unity of...


May 07, 2019, 06:00 ET Locked-Out Canadian Steelworkers Travel to Glencore AGM in Switzerland to Denounce Attacks on Rights

BELLEDUNE, NB, May 7 2019 /CNW/ - Shareholders attending Glencore's annual general meeting on Thursday, May 9, in Zug, Switzerland will be greeted by locked-out Canadian workers protesting the...


May 06, 2019, 08:00 ET Hundreds of Locked-Out ABI Workers to Rally at Alcoa Annual Meeting

BÉCANCOUR, QC, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Some 200 workers, locked out of their jobs at the ABI aluminum smelter in Quebec since Jan. 11, 2018, will demonstrate at Alcoa's shareholders' meeting in...


Apr 30, 2019, 18:07 ET Steelworkers Welcome Progress on Rights of B.C. Workers

VANCOUVER, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) union is pleased that the British Columbia government is making progress with changes to Employment Standards legislation and the...


Apr 30, 2019, 10:16 ET Steelworkers on Parliament Hill to Put "Retirees First"

OTTAWA, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Rank-and-file members of the United Steelworkers (USW) from across Canada are back on Parliament Hill for two weeks to meet with MPs and senators and ask for a...


Apr 27, 2019, 09:00 ET Thousands of Canadian Steel Jobs at Risk as Trudeau Government Abandons Key Safeguards

OTTAWA, April 27, 2019 /CNW/ - The failure of Justin Trudeau's government to protect Canada's steel sector against cheap, subsidized foreign imports threatens thousands of Canadian families and their ...


Apr 24, 2019, 22:01 ET ABI Lockout: Minister's Hypothesis Solution Is a Copy-and-Paste of Company's Offer

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, April 24, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) acknowledges ABI's response to the hypothesis solution filed by Quebec's Labour Minister, describing it as a "framework" for a ...