On Friday, October 27, 2017, USW 1005 members rallied in front of the Bob Bratina, MP constituency office across the street from Sears at Eastgate Mall to support Sears workers and protest the company’s decision to eliminate benefits and pension payments to retirees.
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Sears Workers' Rally - October 27, 2017
2017 Labour Day Parade
USW 1005 brothers and sisters gathered in downtown Hamilton on Monday, September 4th in solidarity of all workers’ contributions and sacrifices.
USW 1005 Showing Our Support to Keep Transit Public
Members of USW 1005 rallied alongside other locals in front of Hamilton’s City Hall on August 9, 2017, to push city council to vote in favour of ATU and a public agency operating and maintaining the Metrolinx LRT project. Speeches were given by ATU 107 President Eric Tuck, Councillor Matthew Green, Hamilton and District Labour Council President Anthony Marco, and ATU Canada President Paul Thorp.
2017 MAY DAY RALLY
On behalf of USW Local 1005, we would like to thank everyone who came out so early on this wet May Day, 2017; in particular, all the other union Locals, including CUPE and the other steelworker Locals, including Area Council. A special thanks to all attended, including Hamilton City Councillor Matt Green who brought the group from McMaster University, our Sister who came in from Oshawa and the support from the TML. The members at MANA have been locked out since June 2013, which is shameful. The company, US Steel, is projected to have 300 million in the bank. We need to hold US Steel accountable for why retirees’ benefits are not being paid. No excuses! No more threats! Benefits are deferred wages. Thank you all for your ongoing support! GREED IS NOT GOOD!
2017 Day of Mourning Ceremony
A somber ceremony took place in Hamilton on the afternoon of Friday, April 28, 2017. Workers from all walks of life came together in unison to commemorate the National Day of Mourning, honouring all workers injured or killed on the job. USW Local 1005 was in attendance to show respect and remember the lives lost throughout the years due to workplace injury or death. A moment of silence was held and wreaths were laid outside the Hamilton City Hall Chambers, hosted by Hamilton District Labour Council.
Annual Norma Berti Breakfast
STOP the Cuts Rally
Today on February 6th, 2017, USW Local 1005 supported our sisters and brothers at Hamilton General Hospital. We rallied to support that Health Care is a Right!