Western Forest negotiations break down with striking workers
No future mediation dates have been scheduled after 14 hours of bargaining occurred.
Explosion knocks out drying complex at Teck coal mine, raises safety concerns
Significant pressure event shoots fireball through vents in the sides and roof of the building.
Steelworkers ratify agreements in Stelco restructuring
New contracts maintain wages, benefits, pensions and other terms for 540 USW members.
Trump criticizes union leader critical of Indiana deal
Chuck Jones told The Washington Post that Trump lied about how many jobs were saved by the deal.
United Steelworkers suspends petition seeking aluminum tariff
USW’s international president Leo Gerard said the union decided to back off on the issue.
USW calls on Trudeau, Wynne to act on deepening steel industry crisis
Union says ongoing problems at Essar Algoma, US Steel threatening up to 100,000 industry jobs.
Steelworkers say mediated talks with US Steel continue ahead of court hearing
Union is opposing company’s request for permission to stop paying certain benefits to retirees.
Crown Metal Packaging strike ends after 22 months
Employees ratify six-year deal that guarantees a return to their jobs.
Tentative deal announced in Toronto beer can plant strike
The 22-month long strike involves 130 employees represented by the USW.
Union says labour law violations prolonging 21-month strike
Ontario commissioned report reveals contention over whether workers will return to work once a collective agreement is negotiated.
Steelworkers reach three-year deal with Haley Industries
Contract will increase wages by 4.6% over the term of the agreement.
Vale, USW reach tentative deal in Sudbury, Port Colborne
Five-year contract expected to come into effect June 1.
USW wants court to open “secret deal” between Feds and US Steel
Steelworkers union and the City of Hamilton have filed a joint motion in Superior Court.
USW expands refinery workers strike
Walkout now includes BP Plc. workers at refineries in Ohio and Indiana.
USW calls on refinery workers to strike after contract talks stall
Union rejects Shell’s fourth contract offer, prompts 3,800 workers to walk off the job.
Ex mill worker in BC accused in fatal shooting may get severance
Accused is part of an arbitration settlement worth $1.2 million involving more than 260 laid off mill workers.
USW ratifies worker contracts at two Niagara region plants
Contracts include pay raises, increased entry-level wages and improved employer pension contributions.
Steelworkers and Canfor reach tentative deal
Five-year deal boosts pay, adjusts trades rates, improves health benefits and includes provisions to secure the USW’s pension plan.
UPDATE: Lake Erie Works steelworkers vote no to final US Steel contract
US Steel posts Q2 $79 million loss, blames labour dispute and a slow economy.
Talks underway to merge USW, TWU
Negotiations have been ongoing since May.
Pine beetle taking some blame in fatal BC mill explosions
A tiny insect that’s devouring BC’s forestry industry is now being fingered by industry and union officials as a key suspect in the deadly explosions of two sawmills over the past three months.
UPDATE: Second worker dies following BC sawmill explosion
A massive explosion and fire at the Lakeland sawmill in Prince George, BC on April 23 has claimed a second life.
U.S. Steel, United Steelworkers have tentative agreement
Hamilton steelworkers could be back to work after 11-month lockout at former Stelco mill