Got the Shot: Steelworkers Happy, Relieved to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines – USW e-INFO

Got the Shot: Steelworkers Happy, Relieved to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines – USW e-INFO

Health-care workers have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have borne the brunt of the virus front and centre and have witnessed many tragic moments of this pandemic.

As vaccinations across the country ramp up, we talked to some Steelworkers working in health care about their experiences and what being vaccinated means for them.

“My happiness in getting vaccinated was much more than my fear,” said Maria Santos, a member of USW Local 1-207 in Edmonton.

Read more: Got the Shot: Steelworkers Happy, Relieved to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

National Director Ken Neumann Reflects on Ongoing Scourge of Workplace Accidents

RADIOLABOUR, 15 May 2021 – In an interview with RadioLabour, Neumann reflects on what was one of the most pivotal moments during his time working for the union – the Westray mine disaster in Pictou County, Nova Scotia.

Steelworkers in Montreal and Montérégie Pledge Solidarity to ArcelorMittal Strikers

MEDIA RELEASE, 17 May 2021 – “We stand in solidarity with the people of the north and will support them financially throughout this dispute.”

Solidarity in Hard Times: USW Online Conferences

USW EVENTS, 14 May 2021 – The USW is hosting a series of three online one-day conferences built around the theme of “Solidarity in Hard Times.” These events will give us the opportunity to meet virtually and exchange ideas on how Steelworkers support one another and our communities during these unusual times. The events are on July 21, Sept. 15 and Nov. 3.

Steelworkers Vote Online Campaign School – June 7-9, 2021

USW NEWS, 29 April 2021 – Applications are now open for a Steelworkers Vote online campaign school, June 7-9. These three-day schools are great opportunities to learn about politics, build a network of engaged Steelworkers and volunteer for the NDP.

Family and Community Education Fund (FCEF) now Accepting Applications for Labour Day celebrations!

FCEF, 12 May 2021 – Labour Day is sooner than you think. Apply today to secure funds for your Labour Day celebrations. Deadline: June 11.

Pandemic Survey for Steelworkers: Tell us About Your Experience

USW NEWS, The USW National Women’s Committee wants to know how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected paid work, unpaid work in our homes, and volunteer work for our union. No matter what your gender or level of union involvement is, please take this short survey to share your experience.

You can always visit USW news for the latest updates.

Please stay healthy and safe. In solidarity,
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Ken Neumann
USW National Director