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December 4, 2020  

Regina’s Evraz steel mill hit with 500 layoffs, slow demand

Steel industry is struggling because projects are being built with cheaper steel obtained offshore.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
November 18, 2019  

Western Forest negotiations break down with striking workers

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

News Forestry Manufacturing General
September 4, 2019  

Interfor closes BC sawmill in latest blow for trouble lumber industry

Shutdown will be complete by the end of 2019, after the mill’s remaining log and lumber inventories have been processed and shipped.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
April 30, 2019  

New worker safety review underway seven years after BC mill explosions

USW says previous inquiries into explosions at Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills raised more questions than answers.

News Manufacturing Metals General Production
January 12, 2018  

Quebec aluminum smelter lockout comes at perilous time

Industry association head cites potential instability in the US over NAFTA’s future while auto and housing sectors slow.

News Manufacturing General
November 29, 2017  

Steelworkers reach a labour deal with Scapa Tapes in Renfrew

New contract includes 2% annual wage increases, higher shift premiums, introduction of a millwright apprenticeship program.

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June 16, 2017  

Calgary Evraz workers vote to strike during contract negotiations

Workers and management hit sticking points on pension benefits and wages during contract negotiations.

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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.

News General
May 3, 2016  

Evraz steelworkers in Regina receive layoff notices

Unfairly traded and subsidized steel pipe imports, and slowing pipeline demand blamed.

News Government Manufacturing Metals Economy General
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.

News Government Manufacturing Metals General Operations Production
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.

News Manufacturing Metals Business Operations General
July 20, 2015  

Crown Metal Packaging strike ends after 22 months

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

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Operations Production
July 10, 2015  

Tentative deal announced in Toronto beer can plant strike

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

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General Operations Production
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.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General Operations Production
May 5, 2015  

Steelworkers reach three-year deal with Haley Industries

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

News Manufacturing Metals Minerals General Operations Production
April 28, 2015  

Vale, USW reach tentative deal in Sudbury, Port Colborne

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

News Government Manufacturing General Operations Production
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.

News Manufacturing Metals General
April 1, 2015  

US Steel idles part of Minntac plant in Minn.

High steel imports, dumping of foreign steel and low steel prices blamed.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General
March 13, 2015  

Six-week Shell refineries strike could end soon

Refinery workers, Shell reach tentative agreement in bid to end it.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations Production
February 9, 2015  

USW expands refinery workers strike

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

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations Production
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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October 23, 2014  

US Steel Canada ratifies agreement with United Steelworkers Local 1005

Agreement extends through March 2015 and covers 600 USW-represented 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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March 11, 2014  

Unions denounce South Korea free trade deal

Unifor, USW cite growing trade deficit as a potential threat to Canadian auto sector, jobs.

News Business Operations Operations
February 25, 2014  

Mill explosion puts onus on Crown to stand up for worker safety: USW

Explosion that killed two workers was just months after an explosion at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Prince George, BC.

News Forestry Manufacturing Business Operations
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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November 18, 2013  

USW, TWU merger vote falls short

The unions will maintain their strategic alliance, which they’ve shared since 2010.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
October 15, 2013  

Steelworkers union secures 98% strike mandate at AltaSteel

The union says AltaSteel is making extreme demands and trying to undercut union representation.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
August 14, 2013  

OHSA fines Republic Steel $1.1M for safety violations

Federal fines include two dozen violations at Canton, Ohio manufacturing plant.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production
July 11, 2013  

Talks underway to merge USW, TWU

Negotiations have been ongoing since May.