USW Local 6500

 Welcome to USW Local 6500

Local 6500 has over 2600 members in the Sudbury area alone, representing production and maintenance workers in mining, milling, smelting and refining at Vale’s Sudbury operations.

Local 6500 members take pride in being good neighbours and helping to build a strong, vibrant community. Please feel free to drop by to speak to your Union Representatives; that’s what we’re here for! 

On January 4th, USW Local 6500, Local 2020, and the Sudbury Wolves held a special Sudbury Saturday Night to pay tribute to Steelworkers International President and hometown boy, Leo Gerard, who ret

Recent News

Local 6500 Post-Secondary School Scholarships are now available! If you are a member with children attending a post-secondary institution this fall, application forms are available by contacting the Worker Representative in your Plant, dropping by the Steelworkers Hall to pick them up or by contacting Kim Kmit at 705-675-3381 ext. 238 or by email - [email protected], and she will send you the package. Click the "Read More" link below to view available scholarships.

Local 6500 member Mickey O'Brien has released a new video that he describes as the most personal piece of work he's created to date.  Have a listen here. 

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