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16th of November 2017 08:06 AM Link
Under MP Scott Duvall bill, pensioners would become secured creditors in bankruptcy cases and their pension plans would have to be fully funded before other creditors could be paid. It would prevent companies and courts from suspending retirees’ health benefits during restructuring proceedings – an insidious practice that recently victimized thousands of USW pensioners at U.S. Steel/Stelco and Cliffs Natural Resources in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Add your name to support Scott's bill: usw.to/2dF
15th of November 2017 07:58 AM Link
It was a busy end of summer/early fall for Steelworkers - #NAFTA renegotiations, 2017 Justice Conference, building solidarity at home and abroad, working to ensure success at bargaining tables, helping to respond to #BCWildFires and more. Read our latest USW@Work magazine here: usw.to/uswwwork-nov2017 #USWWorks #canlab
14th of November 2017 12:44 PM Link
The USW in Canada and the U.S. is supporting the striking Mexican miners and their efforts to join the Los Mineros union.

“The Canadian government claims that it wants ‘progressive labour standards’ in a new #NAFTA to improve wages and working conditions for Mexican workers. As NAFTA renegotiations shift to Mexico this week, this is an opportune moment for the Canadian government to back up its words with meaningful action,” said USW Canadian National Director Ken Neumann.
13th of November 2017 08:18 AM Link
''Coal workers have more than done their part in supporting the province and building Alberta's wealth. It's important the government be there for them now. When society determines a direction like phasing out coal-fired electricity, it is imperative that the costs of such a decision are not borne exclusively by the workers, their families and their communities.”
11th of November 2017 05:00 AM Link
As we celebrate Remembrance Day, we want to thank veterans for their service, sacrifice and hard work. We sincerely appreciate and respect all that you have done and continue to do. #RemembranceDay #USWWorks #canlab
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10th of November 2017 05:15 PM Link
Over 80% of workers at this mine site in Timmins, Ontario voted to form a union. Congrats on taking this first big step towards making your workplace better!
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10th of November 2017 07:03 AM Link
USW Local 1-207 sponsored and attended "Breakfast with the Guys," in support of the Camrose Women’s Shelter. This initiative helps bring awareness to domestic violence and brings male community members over breakfast to talk about how they can be better allies. #USWCares #canlab
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9th of November 2017 07:46 AM Link
Are you a Steelworker who also served in one of the branches of the Canadian Armed forces? Sign up to our Veterans of Steel program and be in touch with our union and other USW members who are also veterans. Go to: usw.ca/vetsofsteel #USWWorks #canlab
8th of November 2017 07:13 AM Link
USW Local 9700 is rejecting the company's proposal to introduce a two-tier pension plan that discriminates against young workers coming into the workplace.

“We all do the same work and there is no reason why newly hired workers should not be entitled to the same pension plan. The company is trying to tighten the screws and create division among workers. Employers have to understand that, in Quebec, we reject discrimination against new workers. It is simply not acceptable,” said Clément Masse, Steelworkers Local 9700 President. #USWWorks #canlab #syndqc
7th of November 2017 07:42 AM Link
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6th of November 2017 12:50 PM Link
NDP MPP and former Steelworker Scott Duvall formally introduced a bill to Parliament today to protect Canadian pensioners. If the Liberal government truly cares about workers, it should be a no-brainer for them to get behind this bill. Add your name to support: usw.to/endpensiontheft #USWWorks #canlab #cdnpoli
3rd of November 2017 12:31 PM Link
The decision to uphold the imposition of tariffs is a major setback for the Canadian forestry sector, including tens of thousands of Canadian workers and communities with remaining mills.

Canada must do more to protect our forest-dependent communities in the face of such baseless and illegal action.
2nd of November 2017 03:59 PM Link
Working people at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Macassa mine will vote to join the Steelworker family this week. Their efforts to have a strong voice in their workplace is getting support from unionized miners and surface workers in Australia who work at the KLG Fosterville mine. Show your solidarity by posting a picture in the comments with a sign of your own!

United Steelworkers Australian Workers' Union Better KL Gold #USWWorks
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1st of November 2017 08:31 AM Link
USW District 3 launched the "Be More Than a Bystander" campaign, aiming to break the silence on violence against women. District 3 is partnering with Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) and the BC Lions Football Club to deliver training for Steelworkers to be a more than a bystander spokesperson.

To learn more and to apply, go to: usw.to/2de #USWWorks #canlab
31st of October 2017 06:01 AM Link
International labour leaders, along with a group of experts in opencast mining met at the International Labour Organization (ILO) and adopted a new code of practice on health and safety in opencast mines.

“The draft code, which provides general principles and specific guidelines to prevent accidents and protect mineworkers’ occupational health and safety in opencast mines, will lift that minimum floor when it will support the fundamental rights and responsibilities of workers,” said USW District 3 Steve Hunt. More: usw.to/2dd #USWWorks #canlab
27th of October 2017 07:03 AM Link
USW District 3's Saskatchewan locals endorse Trent Wotherspoon to be the next leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party.

"The people of Saskatchewan need a Premier and government that puts working families first and governs for everyone, not just the privileged few," said District 3 Director Steve Hunt. #USWWorks #canlab #skpoli
26th of October 2017 09:58 AM Link
The newly formed USW District 3 Taxi Council unites drivers and dispatchers in Western Canada to fight for their rights and health & safety. USW District 3 Director Steve Hunt expressed that in forming the council, "we will make progress for taxi workers and ensure they have a seat at the table." #USWWorks
25th of October 2017 06:30 AM Link
Earlier this week, USW District 3 established the Taxi Workers Council. USW local unions in Western Canada are uniting to give power to taxi drivers and dispatchers across the region. Through communication, education, bargaining and lobbying, the Council will improve safety and working conditions in the industry. #USWWorks #canlab
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24th of October 2017 07:31 AM Link
Did you know?

USW District 6 is hosting the district's first #NextGen Political Education course. It's happening November 27 to 29, 2017 in Hamilton and is open for all NextGen members (35 years old and younger). The last day to register is this Friday, October 27. Don't miss out! Details and registration here: usw.ca/nextgenpoli #USWWorks #canlab #onpoli
19th of October 2017 06:30 AM Link
United Steelworkers Local 1-417 President Marty Gibbons on the sawmill timber supply in the aftermath of the #BCWildfires: "You are probably going to see some additional volume put through the mills to try and utilize as much as this timber before it further degrades through rotting. However the future remains uncertain as reforestation efforts may have been badly damaged." #canlab #bcpoli