Message From Our President
On October 15th, 1962, the United Steelworkers Union was certified as the bargaining agent for all hourly-rated employees of then International Nickel Company Ltd. (Inco).
Local 6500’s Executive Board and Membership have given over 50 years of leadership in collective bargaining and legislation in setting higher standards of Health and Safety in the workplace and ensuring our members, who are the Union’s greatest assets, knew how to do their jobs properly and safely.
For over 50 years, Local 6500 has been a community friend in Sudbury. The Steelworkers’ Hall at 92 Frood Road was a place the community gathered together for fundraising charitable events, political debates, organizing, Union schools, Children’s Christmas parties, weddings, etc.
Local 6500 continues the tradition of supporting charities in this great community such as the Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive, Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers, United Way/Centraide, the Children’s Treatment Centre and many other non-profit organizations at our new state of the art facilities, the “Steelworkers’ Hall and Conference Centre”.
The United Steelworkers, Local 6500 has accomplished a long list of achievements in its over 50 year history and has produced outstanding and extraordinary leaders in the labour movement. The most prominent, Leo Gerard who served as District 6 Director, National Director of Canada and presently the International President of the United Steelworkers.
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