Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $50,000 to Support Victims of Wildfires in B.C.

Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $50,000 to Support Victims of Wildfires in B.C.

The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $50,000 to the United Way’s BC Wildfire Recovery Fund, to provide immediate and longer-term support to victims of the wildfires in British Columbia.

“Families, including some of our own Steelworkers members, have lost everything to the flames,” said Ken Neumann, President of the Steelworkers Humanity Fund. “As the wildfires continue to rage, we recognize that the needs are important and will unfortunately keep growing through the summer and we encourage others to donate to the recovery fund.”

Read more: Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $50,000 to Support Victims of Wildfires in B.C.

Steelworkers Protest Outside Ancaster Business, Calling for Return to the Bargaining Table

TORONTO STAR, July 16, 2021 – National Rubber Technologies (NRT), has demanded 63 concessions of members of USW Local 3950, including forced overtime, leaves of absence instead of vacation and other attacks on hard-won working conditions. Last week, members picketed at another business owned by their employer to pressure him to return to the bargaining table.

Show Support for Local 3950 Members Locked Out by NRT

FACEBOOK – Watch and share this video of USW Local 3950 members, unfairly locked out by National Rubber Technologies. Support these workers by posting in the comments.

Security Officers Win Fair Contract at Elements Casino Flamboro

USW NEWS, July 19, 2021 – “I salute the Steelworkers of Local 2020 at Elements Casino Flamboro who outlasted the employer, stayed strong with dignity and fought hard to win fairness for the future,” said Marty Warren, USW District 6 Director.

Show Solidarity with Indigenous Communities – Order T-Shirts for Orange Shirt Day and Labour Day – USW District 6

SOLIDARITY – This Labour Day, express solidarity with Indigenous communities and Indigenous Steelworkers with this special Every Child Matters T-shirt – from USW District 6. Five dollars from each purchase ($250 on orders of over 50 shirts) will be donated to Indspire, an Indigenous education organization that invests in First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. Order deadline: July 26.

Steelworkers Vote – Apply Now!

USW NEWS, July 19, 2021 – The federal election is coming! The USW is adding more dates in September and October for our virtual campaign schools in preparation for the next election. We’re also hoping to offer in-person schools in District 3. It’s a great opportunity to learn about politics, build a network of engaged Steelworkers and volunteer for the NDP. Apply now.

Apply Now for Family and Community Education Fund Project Funding

FCEF – This summer, the FCEF is accepting large-scale project submissions on a rolling basis. Send us your large-project submissions anytime over the summer! As always, there are no deadlines to submit to the FCEF for projects under $5,000. Submit your project application today!

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Please stay healthy and safe.

In solidarity,
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Ken Neumann
USW National Director