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November 18, 2019  

Western Forest negotiations break down with striking workers

No future mediation dates have been scheduled after 14 hours of bargaining occurred.

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January 22, 2018  

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.

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June 8, 2017  

Steelworkers ratify agreements in Stelco restructuring

New contracts maintain wages, benefits, pensions and other terms for 540 USW members.

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December 8, 2016  

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.

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April 25, 2016  

United Steelworkers suspends petition seeking aluminum tariff

USW’s international president Leo Gerard said the union decided to back off on the issue.

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November 12, 2015  

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.

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September 30, 2015  

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.

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July 20, 2015  

Crown Metal Packaging strike ends after 22 months

Employees ratify six-year deal that guarantees a return to their jobs.

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July 10, 2015  

Tentative deal announced in Toronto beer can plant strike

The 22-month long strike involves 130 employees represented by the USW.

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June 19, 2015  

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.

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May 5, 2015  

Steelworkers reach three-year deal with Haley Industries

Contract will increase wages by 4.6% over the term of the agreement.

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April 28, 2015  

Vale, USW reach tentative deal in Sudbury, Port Colborne

Five-year contract expected to come into effect June 1.

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April 21, 2015  

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.

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February 9, 2015  

USW expands refinery workers strike

Walkout now includes BP Plc. workers at refineries in Ohio and Indiana.

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February 2, 2015  

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.

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August 26, 2014  

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.

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May 28, 2014  

USW ratifies worker contracts at two Niagara region plants

Contracts include pay raises, increased entry-level wages and improved employer pension contributions.

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November 18, 2013  

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.

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August 1, 2013  

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.

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July 11, 2013  

Talks underway to merge USW, TWU

Negotiations have been ongoing since May.

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April 26, 2012  

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.

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April 25, 2012  

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.

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October 12, 2011  

U.S. Steel, United Steelworkers have tentative agreement

Hamilton steelworkers could be back to work after 11-month lockout at former Stelco mill