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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.


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!

2016 Christmas Party

Operation Christmas Cheer

ATU 107 110th Anniversary – 1906 HSR Strike 2016

Hands Off Our Pensions Rally 2016

MANA Rally - September 2016

Labour Day Parade 2016

USW 1005 70th Anniversary

On July 29, 2016, members, pensioners and fellow guests of the United Steelworkers Local 1005 gathered at the Michaelangelo Banquet Centre in Hamilton to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the 1946 strike.

Everyone was served with a delicious three-course meal with cash bar and a live DJ. It was a wonderful turnout with over 500 people in attendance!

On behalf of your Executives, USW 1005 would like to thank you and your families for continuing to come out and support our annual events.

70 years ago, our history began with a whisper, which would later grow into a roar. Now, here we are and together, we will continue to stand in solidarity.

The Day of Mourning, 2016

On Thursday, April 28th, 2016, dignitaries and various unions gathered together to remember those who lost their lives, suffered an injury or illness on the job. The National Day of Mourning event, which is held annually on April 28. is not only to remember those who have suffered due to a workplace related injury or illness, but to also make a commitment to improve health and safety at the workplace.

USW 1005 remembers and honours all the fallen workers.

CHCH Rally

Jan 30, Stand up For Steel – Hamilton Rally

On Saturday, January 30, thousands of USW members, retirees, sister unions and supporters came out to “Stand Up for Steel”. The crowd rallied at city hall and then marched down Main Street, up John Street and around to King Street before attending another rally at the Convention Centre.

The rally comes just as local steelworkers and retirees follow the bankruptcy protection process underway for U.S Steel Canada.

The CBC reports that this is, “a process that may or may not end with a viable steel company in the city and pensions for thousands of retirees.”

A number of important public figures were in attendance and took to the mic to motivate the crowd, including Provincial NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair, Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger and well as various key players of the labour movement.

The main purpose of the rally was to shed light on the very grim landscape of the steel industry as it currently stands.

USW Locals are extremely grateful to the outpouring of support they have received from various unions and the Hamilton community.