Local Union News

We have received a request from Sarah Colton, a graduate student at Laurentian University, who is conducting her thesis under Dr.Josée Turcotte and Dr. Bruce Oddson.  They are running an online research project investigating job fit and satisfaction and are looking for Northern Ontario workers to complete the survey.

At the current time, they have an excess of management worker responses and they are looking for a more accurate picture by encouraging workers to complete the survey.

The United Steelworkers (USW) International Executive Board issued the following statement today in response to Russia’s continuing attack on Ukraine:

“The USW stands in international solidarity with the Ukrainian people as they withstand deadly and unprovoked violence by Russian forces. Their bravery serves as an inspiration to everyone who fights on the side of democracy and freedom.

“As we seek to end this baseless war, we join with the global trade union movement in condemning the violence against Ukrainian citizens, including our Ukrainian union siblings.

Once again this year, Diane MacDonald will be offering income tax preparation services to USW Local 6500 members and retirees.  See poster below for more information.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

The last 4 years have certainly been a rollercoaster for our local. The pandemic struck our community in the middle of tense bargaining, and we had to adjust our strategy which challenged our resolve and solidarity. We had to ensure safety measures were in place to keep each other safe and healthy.

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 or by contacting Kimberly Kmit at 705-675-3381 ext. 238 or by email - [email protected]

2022 POST-SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIPS

BURSARIES OFFERED FOR 1st YEAR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION ONLY!