In the Community

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 retired after more than 50 years with the Steelworkers.  

Hundreds of Steelworkers and friends turned out to see Leo drop the puck and to honour the meaningful work he has done, and continues to do, on behalf of working people in Sudbury and all over the World.  

For every ticket sold, $5.00 went to the Sudbury Action Centre for Youth.

(Article from the Sudbury Star)

Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive brings in another 100 tons

he Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive and Kids Helping Kids campaign wrapped up another successful year Wednesday, with the support of the Rainbow District School Board and more than 250 local businesses.

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. 

Since 2015, the USW has partnered with the Jefferson Awards Foundation, recently renamed Multiplying Good, to celebrate Steelworkers who do amazing works of community service, and to show the world that Steelworkers have big hearts. The USW is proud to have generous and compassionate members who foster a culture of giving back in our union. Don’t forget to nominate members who are active in their communities for the USW Jefferson Awards and encourage your brothers and sisters to do the same!