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!
Events / Gallery
Annual Norma Berti Breakfast
STOP the Cuts Rally
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.
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.