The USW is committed to promoting a clean, healthy environment, along with good community-supporting jobs today and for the future. We know that both are possible, which is why the union is out front on issues like North American procurement policies that prioritize sourcing from clean local industries, a fair and just transition for workers and their families, using energy and other natural resources more efficiently and reducing carbon.

USW advocates for putting working people at the centre of policies about the climate crisis, working alongside local Indigenous communities and those most affected to create solutions.

The USW is a founding partner of Blue Green Canada and the Blue Green Alliance in the U.S. Blue Green Canada brings together workers and environmental organizations to solve today’s environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain quality jobs and build a clean, thriving and equitable economy.

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United Steelworkers welcome news of new electric batteries operation

November 19, 2022 | Media Releases

The United Steelworkers union welcomes the news of the new deal by Vale Canada to supply battery-grade nickel sulfate to General Motors (GM) to manufacture electric vehicles. The nickel that Vale will be providing GM will be mined in Canada, from Vale operations in Sudbury, Ont., Voisey’s Bay, N.L. and Thompson, Man., with Steelworkers members.

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Working on behalf of members at international climate change negotiations

November 14, 2022 | News Articles

COP27 is the 27th session of Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is being held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from November 6 to 18, 2022. Countries come together to commit to targets aimed at mitigating a further climate crisis. The planet is warming too quickly, with […]

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