USW Local 6500

 Welcome to USW Local 6500

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.

Local 6500 members take pride in being good neighbours and helping to build a strong, vibrant community. Please feel free to drop by to speak to your Union Representatives; that’s what we’re here for! 

On January 4th, USW Local 6500, Local 2020, and the Sudbury Wolves held a special Sudbury Saturday Night to pay tribute to Steelworkers International President and hometown boy, Leo Gerard, who ret

Recent News

Local 6500 member Mickey O'Brien has released a new video that he describes as the most personal piece of work he's created to date.  Have a listen here. 

Since 2015, the USW has partnered with the Jefferson Awards Foundation, recently renamed Multiplying Good, to celebrate Steelworkers who do amazing works of community service, and to show the world that Steelworkers have big hearts. The USW is proud to have generous and compassionate members who foster a culture of giving back in our union. Don’t forget to nominate members who are active in their communities for the USW Jefferson Awards and encourage your brothers and sisters to do the same!