Local Union News

The 44th Annual Children's Christmas Party was a huge success this year with lots of happy kids enjoying gifts, snacks and of course, Santa!  

Hi Jamie !  Please voice my support for my sisters and brothers at USW Local 6500. I am proud to be a retired member of USW Local 1005. 

Locals 6500 and 1005 have been through many struggles to improve workings conditions and wages over many decades. 

Steelworkers are leaders in the labour world. Stay strong and proud. 

In solidarity MPP. Paul Miller. 

Hi Jamie please share this email to my Steelworkers Brothers and Sisters of local 6500. Having picketed myself and being a Steelworker member of local 1-2010 and have sat in numerous negotiations session and seen up close the greed of employers.

So Brothers and Sisters your fight is true and on the right side of history. Stay strong and Solidarity Forever. Solidarités mes Frères et Sœurs. 

Guy Bourgouin, MPP Mushkegowuk James Bay

We gave the company our proposal on June 2 shortly after lunch.

They have been working on the answer to this proposal for 6 days now.

We had meetings every weekday and we were on call all weekend, they did continue to work on their response throughout the weekend.

We met with them this morning and Vale stated they are still bargaining and continue to work on their response.

Please stay the course and keep up the phenomenal job of building Solidarity.

Thank you, Your Bargaining Committee

We are fielding a lot of inquiries about the Strike Assistance. We are in the process of collecting and uploading your information. The 1 penny "trial" deposit has NOT occurred yet. When it does, we will send out a mass text.

 Strike Assistance Pay will be as follows...

  •  A deposit will be made on June 25th

  •  Beginning July 9th and every two weeks after that deposits will be made to coincide with our regular pay schedule.

 In Solidarity,