Local Union News

Thank you to members, retirees and friends who joined us to celebrate our 60th year as a chartered Local Union. We hope you enjoy these photos from the event.  Here's to 60 more!

Congratulations to this year's recipients of four post-secondary scholarships awarded to children of USW Local 6500 members.  We wish you the very best in your studies!

"In the early morning hours of May 9, 2002, a huge explosion ripped through the Westray coal mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia.  In a matter of seconds, the lives of 26 miners were extinguished.  It marked one of the worst workplace disasters in Canada in generations" – usw.ca

2022 has brought several changes to USW Local 6500 with the retirement of three of our full-time Local Union Representatives.  Financial Secretary Norm Rivard in February, and in May, Treasurer Todd McLeod and WSIB Representative Ken Hill.

The Executive and Membership wish Norm, Todd, and Ken the very best in their retirement and we thank them for their tireless dedication to our brothers and sisters.

We are pleased to welcome Leo Bigras as the new Financial Secretary, Eric Delparte as Treasurer, and Sean Staddon in the role of WSIB Representative.  See attached photos...