Who We Are

United Steelworkers is the largest private sector union in both Canada and North America with more than 225,000 members in Canada and more than 800,000 members continent-wide. 

Local 6500 has over 2600 members in the Sudbury area alone, representing production and maintenance workers in mining, milling, smelting and refining at Vale’s Sudbury operations. 

We have full-time representatives working out of the Union Hall to assist our members with issues such as Grievances, Health, Safety & Environment, WSIB, Benefits & Pensions, Employee & Family Assistance and Human Rights & Harassment. 

Please feel free to drop by to speak to your Union Representatives; that’s what we’re here for! 

We believe that community involvement is an integral part of the work we do, and we are proud contributors to many local non-profits and charities, including the Maison McCulloch Hospice, Sudbury Food Bank and the Elgin Street Mission, along with many others. 

Local 6500 members take pride in being good neighbours and helping to build a strong, vibrant community.