Local News

05 Apr

Stronger, Decisive Action Needed to Defend Canadian Steel, Aluminum

The United Steelworkers (USW) is calling for stronger and more decisive action from the federal government to defend Canadian producers and workers from a flood of dumped foreign steel and aluminum. The Liberal government’s recently announced plans fall short of ...

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04 Apr

Executive Election Results For Guard

April 4, 2018     USW 1005 EXECUTIVE ELECTION RESULTS FOR THE POSITION OF GUARD John Balloch – Elected Aaron Rock – Elected Thank you to everyone that voted. Chief Teller John Davis

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22 Mar

USW International President Leo Gerard Delivers Industry Update, Addresses Tariffs for House Steel Caucus

The United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard today told members of the House Steel Caucus that thousands of laid-off steelworkers will soon be recalled to their jobs as a result of relief measures taken by the administration in ...

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16 Mar

Trudeau’s gone and steelworkers still have no answers about security of their pensions

Hamilton NDP pension critic Scott Duvall is on a cross-country tour talking about the CCAA process. Local steelworkers say Justin Trudeau’s Hamilton visit this week left them with key questions about how their pensions will be protected when a company ...

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14 Mar

Max Aicher workers still standing in the cold 5 years after being locked out

Most of the workers have other jobs now, but still picket for 8 hours a week, refusing to go away. The temperature hovered around zero that evening. It was low enough that people breathed into their cupped hands and shuffled ...

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14 Mar

PM Trudeau visiting Hamilton, Ont. to show support for steel workers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extolled the virtues of Canada’s steel industry in a visit Tuesday to Hamilton, saying robust measures are in place to protect producers in the country. Speaking in the city known as “Steeltown,” just days after U.S. ...

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08 Mar

Some steelworkers love Donald Trump’s tariffs. Others fear them

Dan Simmons believes President Donald Trump’s plan to slap hefty tariffs on steel imports could save his plant. The U.S. Steel mill in Granite City, Illinois, shuttered in 2015 — a move the company called ” temporary ” at the ...

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20 Feb

Canadian Aluminum, Steel Must Be Excluded from U.S. Tariffs and Quotas: Steelworkers

Canada is not among the “bad actors” engaged in unfair trade and dumping of aluminum and steel into the United States and must be excluded from potential U.S. tariffs and quotas, the United Steelworkers (USW) says. “There is no justification ...

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25 Jan

NEW DEMOCRAT MPP AND PENSION CRITIC, PAUL MILLER: “WHY WON`T YOU MEET WITH SEARS RETIREES MADAME PREMIER?”

HAMILTON EAST – After reaching out to the provincial government, the SCRG, a Sears Canada retiree association, has not yet been able to meet with Premier Kathleen Wynne to discuss several proposals that could potentially save Sears pensions. Seeing as ...

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16 Nov

Stelco pension plans have new administrator

Mark McNeil Hamilton Spectator November 16 2017   Stelco’s five pension plans will be administered by Morneau Shepell, the high-profiled HR consulting and pension management firm founded by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s father. The announcement Wednesday by the Financial ...

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