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26th of April 2018 07:45 AM Link
"We want to recognize the work that is being done every day by our health and safety activists who are constantly striving to prevent incidents from happening – by demanding increased training, better ergonomics, and stopping workplace violence and stress caused by cutbacks and unsafe working conditions."
#DayOfMourning letter from #USW Canadian National Director Ken Neumann, USW District 3 Director Stephen Hunt, USW/Métallos District 5 Director Alain Croteau and USW District 6 Director Marty Warren: #canlab
25th of April 2018 12:17 PM Link
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25th of April 2018 07:45 AM Link
Steelworkers, do you have children or grandchildren interested in a paid internship this summer? Tell them about the Steelworker Summer Program - now accepting applications until May 31st! Visit for more info and to apply. #USWWorks #canlab
24th of April 2018 12:05 PM Link
At our 2016 USW National Policy Conference, #USW members passed a resolution supporting the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and living up to #UNDRIP is fundamental to the commission’s vision of reconciliation.

NDP MP Romeo Saganash's Bill C-262 will provide a practical, rights-based path "which Canada must follow to ensure that reconciliation is far-reaching and uncovers and redresses the colonial legacy embedded in Canada’s legal, economic, political and other systems."

More on what this bill means for thousands of Steelworkers: #USWWorks #canlab #cdnpoli
24th of April 2018 07:52 AM Link
Last year, we asked Mark’s Work Warehouse, FGL Sports and Canadian Tire if factories in Bangladesh have been made safe, and if worker rights are respected. They didn’t respond. Not to any one of us.

This year, on the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse which killed 1,129 Bangladesh garment workers, we will again email their presidents and CEOs.

Join us in sending a message: #canlab
23rd of April 2018 12:30 PM Link
USW District 3's "Be More Than a Bystander" campaign is already making a positive impression in communities.

Read about USW Local 5890's Rob Desnomie and Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Matthias Goosen on a recent training they delivered together: #canlab
23rd of April 2018 08:23 AM Link
"All I want is to go home safely at the end of shift. I want to see my family, when I'm done my shift."

Taxi workers in Regina call for greater protections for drivers, which include safety shields in cabs, a violence prevention plan and coverage under the Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board: #canlab #skpoli
20th of April 2018 07:21 AM Link
Did you know that we have several scholarships available for children and grandchildren of Steelworkers? This year's scholarship applications are now open.

Check out to find out about the various scholarships available. #USWWorks #canlab
19th of April 2018 07:14 AM Link
Just how much is Alcoa willing to lose before getting back to the bargaining table? ABI locked out 1,030 members of USW Local 9700 in January and first quarter results recently released shows that the company has lost $150 million to date.

Clement Masse, President of USW Local 9700: “This charade has gone on long enough. The 1,030 workers and their families have given up a lot, an entire regional economy is suffering. It’s time for Alcoa and Rio Tinto to end their ideological inflexibility and take a new approach to rational negotiation.” More at: #canlab #syndqc
18th of April 2018 08:22 AM Link
Our brother, Muhammad Umar, a Taxi Driver in Regina was violently attacked on April 13th. We believe that no worker should go to work to provide for their family only to pay with their health and safety or, tragically, their life.

We are inviting all taxi drivers and members of the public to a community forum on taxi worker safety:
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 4 p.m.
Turvey Center
100 Armour Rd., Highway 6 N., Regina.

There is also a fundraiser being put on by fellow Steelworkers to support Muhammad's family as he recovers. Those interested in contributing can contact the USW Regina office at 306-569-9663 or contribute via the GoFundMepage:
17th of April 2018 07:02 AM Link
This year's Steelworker Summer Program is still accepting applications from children and grandchildren of Steelworkers.

Interested? Check out for more info and to apply. The last day to submit applications is May 31st. #USWWorks #canlab
16th of April 2018 08:09 AM Link
Save the date! The 2018 USW District 3 Conference will take place October 29 to November 1 in Kamloops, BC. The conference will include workshops, speakers and lots of discussion on the issues important to Steelworkers across Western Canada. Visit for more info. #USWWorks #canlab
13th of April 2018 08:31 AM Link
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12th of April 2018 07:36 AM Link
D6 Steelworkers in Ontario - get involved with our union during the upcoming provincial election. The Steelworkers Vote schools are being held in Toronto, London, Sudbury and Hamilton.

For more info and to get the application, go to: #USWVotes #canlab #onpoli #Change4Better
10th of April 2018 07:22 AM Link
'Just Work It,' is the Atkinson Foundation's brand new platform for podcasts and events on decent work for and by those of us who are called “millennials.” While the #NextGen have the edge over our parents and grandparents when it comes to communications, media and digital technologies, we’re behind them by every economic measure.

Listen to young workers smash millennial myths in pursuit of decent work: #canlan #cdnpoli
9th of April 2018 07:28 AM Link
Applications are open again for the 2018 Steelworker Summer Program! This great program of learning and activism is open to the children and grand-children of Steelworkers. Programs take place in USW District 3 and out of the Canadian National Office in collaboration with USW District 6. The deadline to apply for Steelworker Summer 2018 is May 31.

Go to for more information and to download application forms. #USWWorks #canlab
6th of April 2018 12:05 PM Link
USW Local 7065 members, who work at four Tim Horton outlets in Sept-Îles, Quebec are set to obtain their first collective agreement. This comes after 3 years of enduring stalling tactics by the Tim Hortons employer.

“A long saga is ending and we’re looking forward to a new relationship between employees and the employer that will be based on respect, equity and appropriate treatment.”

More: #USWWorks #canlab #syndqc
6th of April 2018 07:45 AM Link
United Steelworkers Local 1-417 and United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo are partnering for #TamponTuesday an initiative to help make hygiene products free or affordable for women. Items can be dropped off at USW Local 1-417's office for the whole month of April.

Watch the video coverage here: #USWCares #canlab
5th of April 2018 10:19 AM Link
#HamOnt! A reminder that today is the Labour Town Hall on the Ontario Election. It's from 6-9 pm at the Hamilton-Wentworth Elementary Teachers’ Local, 105 Nebo Rd.

Event flyer and info here: #USWWorks #Change4Better #canlab #onpoli
Hamilton Labour Town Hall on the Ontario Election
Calling all Hamilton-area Steelworkers! Come out to a Labour Town Hall on the Ontario Election featuring NDP Leader An...
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4th of April 2018 01:19 PM Link
In the Transportation Safety Board's report, it was noted that there was a culture of negligence regarding safety at the Montreal Maine & Atlantic (MMA) railway. After the Lac-Mégantic train derailment that killed 47 people in July 2013, it was only workers were severely hard-hit, enduring 4 years of criminal proceedings, yet today, the corporate prosecution is abandoned.

More: #canlab #cdnpoli