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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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USW National Director