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.
Western Forest negotiations break down with striking workers
No future mediation dates have been scheduled after 14 hours of bargaining occurred.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Calgary Evraz workers vote to strike during contract negotiations
Workers and management hit sticking points on pension benefits and wages during contract negotiations.
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.
Evraz steelworkers in Regina receive layoff notices
Unfairly traded and subsidized steel pipe imports, and slowing pipeline demand blamed.
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.
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.
US Steel idles part of Minntac plant in Minn.
High steel imports, dumping of foreign steel and low steel prices blamed.
Six-week Shell refineries strike could end soon
Refinery workers, Shell reach tentative agreement in bid to end it.
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.
US Steel Canada ratifies agreement with United Steelworkers Local 1005
Agreement extends through March 2015 and covers 600 USW-represented workers.
USW ratifies worker contracts at two Niagara region plants
Contracts include pay raises, increased entry-level wages and improved employer pension contributions.
Unions denounce South Korea free trade deal
Unifor, USW cite growing trade deficit as a potential threat to Canadian auto sector, jobs.
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.
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.
USW, TWU merger vote falls short
The unions will maintain their strategic alliance, which they’ve shared since 2010.
Steelworkers union secures 98% strike mandate at AltaSteel
The union says AltaSteel is making extreme demands and trying to undercut union representation.
OHSA fines Republic Steel $1.1M for safety violations
Federal fines include two dozen violations at Canton, Ohio manufacturing plant.
Talks underway to merge USW, TWU
Negotiations have been ongoing since May.