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MEMBER INFORMATION SESSIONS – 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

 Zoom Meeting Links

 When: Jun 14, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: General Membership Information Sessions

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SUDBURY, Ont., 13 June 2021 – The 2,500 members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6500 in Sudbury voted to strike on June 1st to protect health benefits and proper compensation during good times. After provoking the strike with its concessionary demands, mining giant Vale has tabled a second contract offer that includes similar take-aways with minimal improvements.

Hi Jamie.  I'm sending positive thoughts from Windsor for an early end to the Steel Workers strike in Sudbury.  

This takes me back to the summer of 2005 when the CBC locked us out for 2 months. I was on the national bargaining team, we had been at the table off and on for a year and a half - when they locked us out in August and kept us out for 2 months until the NHL season was starting and there was ad revenue to generate.  I lost a lot of respect for the CBC for their callous behavior and treatment of their dedicated employees.