Volunteer Opportunities!

Make a difference and get involved.




  • Union Representatives (Stewards)
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Editor
  • Events Coordinator

If you’re interested in any of the above committees, positions, or helping out with a short-term project, please email: contact@usw2010.ca 

Chair: Zachery Grignet | outside.guard@usw2010.ca
Members: Samantha Samson, Ahmer Shahzad, Logan Weaver
New USW members are always welcome.

Next Generation is a program to inspire and educate young members of the United Steelworkers, providing opportunities for mentoring and leadership development, along with union and community activism. The United Steelworkers is North America’s largest industrial union, representing 255,000 active members in Canada and another 500,000 in the United States in all imaginable segments of the economy, including manufacturing, telecommunications, education, mining, paper, health care, forestry and so much more.

The USW has a proud history of standing up for workers both inside the workplace and in the larger community and economy. Next Generation honours our strong past, protects our present and aims to make our union vibrant, viable and relevant for the future by sparking a lifetime of union and community activism.
Chair: Tina McKenna | member.services@usw2010.ca
Members: Jenny Thiele, Douglas Wilson, Karen Beaubiah, Teri Wagner, Kim Wallace, Matt Lee
New USW members are always welcome.

There are several opportunities available for USW 2010 (Support Staff) and 2010-01 (Academic Assistants) Members looking to serve on one of the Queen's Joint Health and Safety Committees across campus. Local 2010-01 Members (Academic Assistants) are compensated for their time serving on Queen's Joint Health and Safety Committees.

As per Article 17.03 of the Collective Agreement, 2010 Members “will not suffer a loss of regular straight time pay for time spent attending meetings of the Committee or carrying out duties as a worker representative.” Meetings and inspections are conducted during regular office hours.

Please email Tina McKenna at member.services@usw2010.ca if interested in any of these opportunities.

Our union is committed to preventing injuries, illness and death at the workplace. Please visit www.stopthekilling.ca to learn more.

Workplace Injuries Caused by Mental Stress Deserve to be Recognized

Opportunities for Academic Assistants

Chair: Needed
Members: Needed
New USW members are always welcome.

Our members reflect the diversity of Canada. We celebrate differences and believe that everyone is entitled to a workplace that is free from discrimination, regardless of race, religion, gender, age, status or sexual orientation. Our union helped achieve legislation and regulations that provide for equal pay, anti-harassment protection and employment equity provisions.

Chair: Needed
Members: Needed
New USW members are always welcome.

The United Steelworkers are committed to equality. We believe unions need women and women need unions. We have strong policies against harassment in the workplace, bargain for pay equity and offer training and leadership development to our women members. All women who are members of the Union are considered Women of Steel.