USW Local 6166


The Workforce Adjustment Committee with representatives from Vale and USW Local 6166 will be holding information sessions on the following dates.

USW Local 6166 would like to update the membership on what has transpired over the past few months regarding the Transition from a fully integrated plant at the Vale Manitoba Operations to a Mines/

Recent News

On Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 USW Local 6166 held the annual King Miner Competition at the T.R.C.C. Parking Lot. 16 Competitors battled for the top prize of $2000.00, one-of-a-kind King Miner Ring, created by Don Johnson Jewelers, and the trophy and title of 2018 Ming Miner. 

After 11 grueling events, which include Hand Mucking, Hose mending, and crib building, Josh Forest won the title of 2018 King Miner for the second year in a row. Jason Stykalo came in second, Scott Kennedy third, and Gord Whalen 4th. 

The 9th Annual USW Hockey Tournament was held March 28th, 2018 to April 6th, 2018.

After a long battle to the Steelworkers Cup, the T1 Timberdogs came out on top, defeating the City Slickers 7 to 6 after a back and forth game, which ended in Overtime. In the 3rd place game, the T1 Oilers defeated the Birchtree Hooligans 9 to 5. And in the consolation game, The Refinery Heat defeated the Smelter Rats, 7 to 3. 

USW 6166 would like to thank long time activist, and new retiree, Torrance Sukhbir for his time and effort in setting up and running the tournament.

USW 6166 held elections on April 9th, 2018 and the following are the results:


PRESIDENT: Warren Luky

VICE PRESIDENT: Tony Colbourne

RECORDING SECRETARY: Travis Hart (Acclamation)

FINANCIAL SECRETARY: Sheila Thompson (Acclamation)

TREASURER: Baltazar Flores

Terry Mitchell is a retired United Steelworker and Disability Rights Advocate. 
He specializes in reducing attitudinal and systemic barriers while increasing access and opportunities for workers who have been permanently disabled in workplace accidents. His master’s thesis looks at the duty to accommodate through a human rights lens and aims to improve Canada’s workplace accommodation culture and business environment.

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