Welcome to Local 1976 USW!

Below you'll find all the info you'll need as a new member.

Our members in Barrie have been showing true solidarity in times of need. 

Recently, members of Unit 2311 of Local 1976 raised $5,000 to help their community after the tornado in Barrie. Photo and full story here.

Below, photos of Chris Thompson and other members of Unit 2311, with donations gathered for the Christmas Food Drive for the Barrie Food Bank.

A message from VP/FST Nancy Lapointe:

Last Monday I went to meet with managers from Canadian Tire and L’Équipeur at Marché Central.


Please see the newsletter below published by the District 5 office of the USW on August 30, 2021:

PDF icon USW (District 5) Newsletter August 30, 2021

Good news! 

Vubiz has added 35 more courses to their online training centre available for FREE for our members!

They include: 


I am pleased to announce that the first Collective Agreement between the USW and Bridges of Canada has been RATIFIED by the members by a 98% majority.

Bridges of Canada employs chaplains of many different faiths and traditions to serve the inmate population of federal prisons in Canada. I am very happy... READ MORE

FEB 05, 2021
Source: USW

TORONTO – Chaplains in Canadian federal prisons have negotiated a tentative agreement for their first union contract, a deal aimed at improving working conditions as well as spiritual care to thousands of inmates.


We are happy to announce a change that has taken place over the last few weeks within the Local.

US President Biden picks former United Steelworkers safety official to lead OSHA