Local News

25 Jun

Steel Workers Union (Canada) message to the U.S.: Don’t beat up your trading partners to solve global trade problems

We’re hearing a lot in the news that there is still no resolution of the trade impasse between Canada and the United States. But as is often the case, we’re not often hearing the voices of labour on the issue. ...

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25 Jun

Stelco’s blast furnace must not pollute: mayor

Residents and Environment Hamilton also fear worsening air quality if Stelco restarts its blast furnace. Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger says the province should not allow Stelco to restart its idled blast furnace unless the bayfront facility meets stringent air emission ...

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05 Jun

NDP candidates at the Stelco Gate in Hamilton

A great turn out with all of the Hamilton area NDP candidates at the Stelco Gate in Hamilton – Please vote on Thursday, June 7!

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01 Jun

Hamilton steelmakers brace for ‘chaos’ from U.S. tariffs

The 25 per cent tariff on Canadian steel imposed at midnight last night will inevitably cause U.S. border chaos for Hamilton steelmakers as American officials struggle to enforce the new rules, Hamilton’s Chamber of Commerce says. “I hate to be ...

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30 Apr


The Hamilton Spectator 30 Apr 2018 JOHN RENNISON THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR Scott Lagare, a trustee with Local 1005 of the United Steel Workers lays a rose with the wreaths. About 250 people were on hand at Hamilton City Hall Saturday ...

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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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