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!

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. 

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