United Steelworkers Local 2010

Local 2010 Members and their Families are invited to a Frontenacs Hockey Game in support of
Family and Children’s Services!

Join us at a Frontenacs Hockey Game this fall!

On Sunday, November 19th at 2:00 pm, the Kingston Frontenacs are taking on the Ottawa 67’s at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in what is sure to be a fast-paced,
exciting game!

This year, USW Local 2010 and USW Local 343 have teamed up to partner with
Family and Children’s Services to help support children in care and foster parents, in Kingston and the surrounding area.

With each ticket sold, $5.00 goes directly towards supporting Family and Children’s Services initiatives. To learn more about Family and Children’s Services, please visit: www.familyandchildren.ca

Kingston Frontenacs vs. Ottawa 67’s
Sunday, November 19, 2017
K-Rock Centre | 2:00pm

Please purchase tickets no later than November 2nd at: http://tinyurl.com/USW2010

Enjoy spending a fun afternoon with your families and USW colleagues and let’s make a difference for the lives of children in our community.
See you at the game!


Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $25,000 to Hurricane Irma Relief in Caribbean

TORONTO – The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $25,000 to communities throughout the Caribbean impacted by Hurricane Irma.

“Irma was a devastating storm, unlike anything seen in decades, where it touched down in Antigua and Barbuda, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

“Once again it is the poorest communities that will have the greatest difficulty recovering and re-establishing livelihoods. It is an all-too-familiar pattern that global climate change is making worse,” said Ken Neumann, President of the Steelworkers Humanity Fund and National Director of the United Steelworkers.

The aid will be channelled through the Red Cross and Oxfam.

The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is a registered charitable organization that promotes respect for human rights and contributes to development projects and emergency aid in developing countries, as well as supporting Canadian communities in crisis. United Steelworkers members contribute to the Fund through clauses negotiated into collective agreements. In some cases employers make matching contributions.

For further information:

Ken Neumann, President, Steelworkers Humanity Fund, 416-544-5951
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221, bgallagher@usw.ca


Congratulation to Matthias Leuprecht, son of our very own Meghan Leuprecht (Student Wellness Services) who has been awarded a $1,000 United Steelworkers Post-Secondary Scholarship. Thanks to an outstanding essay entry and notable achievements, Matthias received notification last month from Ken Neuman, National Director for United Steelworkers Canada that he had been awarded a scholarship. We wish Matthias all the best in his studies at the University of British Columbia. We are super proud of you!


University Pension Project (UPP3)
A New Path to University Pension Sustainability for Workers
For several years, the United Steelworkers (USW) have been engaged in discussions with several universities in Ontario regarding the creation of a university-specific, multi-employer, defined benefit Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan (JSPP). Click on the links below to review the progress to date of the University Pension Project (UPP3).

Backgrounder #1  | Backgrounder #2 | Letter to USW Local 2010 Members


Aug 15, 2017
Steelworkers Contribute $100,000 to B.C. Fire Relief

TORONTO – The United Steelworkers (USW), joining with the Steelworkers Humanity Fund, are contributing $100,000 to ongoing relief and recovery efforts for the continuing wildfire crisis in the B.C. Interior.

“The wildfires and evacuations have deeply affected individuals and families, and continue to create uncertainty about the future impacts on jobs in affected communities,” said Steelworkers Canadian National Director and Steelworkers Humanity Fund President Ken Neumann.

“The Steelworkers and the Humanity Fund pledged support to the B.C. Red Cross and the Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way. We are pleased to be able to provide funds to these two outstanding agencies so they can continue their invaluable support for affected USW members in the B.C. Interior and their communities,” said Steve Hunt, District 3 Director, United Steelworkers.

“We want to thank B.C. USW locals for responding to the crisis with on-the-ground support for evacuees and fire responders, and with the support of USW locals and SOAR chapters across Western Canada, setting aside additional emergency funds for members facing evacuation,” said Hunt.

“This support is possible thanks to Humanity Fund contributions by thousands of individual USW members across Canada and to special contributions from the National and District offices of the USW,” Neumann said.

Founded in 1985, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is a registered charitable organization that focuses primarily on development projects and emergency aid in developing countries, and supports Canadian communities in crisis. United Steelworkers members contribute to the fund through clauses negotiated into collective agreements. In some cases, employers make matching contributions.

For further information:
Ken Neumann, President, Steelworkers Humanity Fund, 416-544-5951
Steve Hunt, Director, District 3, United Steelworkers, 604-683-1117
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221, bgallagher@usw.ca


Aug 14, 2017
USW Statement on Violence in Charlottesville

(Pittsburgh) –The following statement was issued today by Fred Redmond, United Steelworkers (USW) Vice President for Human Affairs, on the domestic terrorism perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

The United Steelworkers (USW) mourns the loss of two Virginia State Troopers and a civilian anti-hate activist in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, and it sends prayers for speedy recovery of the 19 injured.

A fundamental tenet of the labor movement is that an injustice to one is an injustice to all. Based on that principle, the USW condemns racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, and anti-LGBTQ and anti-Muslim bigotry, but even more importantly, the USW denounces hate-motivated violence.

Members of the USW cherish the assertion in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

The USW believes that all Americans are obligated in these troubled times to deeply consider those words from the nation’s founders, to practice them in our lives and to truly listen to each other as we discuss our duties and responsibilities to each other as humans and Americans.

The USW represents workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining and the service and public sectors. For more information: http://www.usw.org/.


University Pension Project (UPP3)
A New Path to University Pension Sustainability for Workers
For several years, the United Steelworkers (USW) have been engaged in discussions with several universities in Ontario regarding the creation of a university-specific, multi-employer, defined benefit Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan (JSPP). Click on the links below to review the progress to date of the University Pension Project (UPP3).

Backgrounder #1  | Backgrounder #2 | Letter to USW Local 2010 Members


Pride Parade | June 17, 2017 | Noon | McBurney Park
Local 2010 will be participating in the Kingston Pride Parade again this year!
Join us to march in the Parade with our banner and visit us at our information table afterwards.
The Parade leaves McBurney Park (Clergy & Ordnance Streets) at 12 noon and loops back around to finish at the same park at approximately 1:00 pm.
Afterward check out the Village Fair (until 4:00 pm)
Live performances | Local bands | Wide variety of vendors | Information tables
Family-friendly, dog-friendly, all are welcome!
http://www.reelout.com/about/pride-in-kingston/


Pay-equity supporters say ‘gap’ still exists
http://www.thewhig.com/2017/04/11/pay-equity-supporters-say-gap-still-exists
“Canada needs to make changes to steer the country away from the rise of the “gig economy” and ensure good jobs remain available, said one of the people running to be leader of the New Democratic Party. Charlie Angus, the MP for Timmins-James Bay, was at Queen’s University Tuesday to lend his support to a rally for pay equity between men and women. “We’ve seen the disappearance of the middle class in this country,” Angus said.”
The Kingston Whig-Standard 2017 © Read more


The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference
June 2 – 16, 2017 | Congratulations to our own Briana Broderick, VP Local 2010, as one of this year’s participants in the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. Bri will complete her Study Tour in Nova Scotia in June.


Pension Tips and Retirement Planning Sessions
If you are planning on retiring in the next few years, it’s a good idea to work through the details in advance of the big day! Join us for a hands-on session where you can work at a computer to explore some of the online retirement tools.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 12:05-12:55pm | Jeffrey Hall | Room 156