Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, told delegates. “It is a war that we must win if the labor movement is to survive,” he said.
A tribute was paid to Leader of the New Democratic Party Jack Layton.
Author and former columnist at The New York Times Bob Herbert had delegates and guests jump to their feet Wednesday as he urged them to take to the streets, seize control of their democracy and demand jobs.
A video about the United Steelworkers and our fight against unfair trade around the world was played.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told delegates the number one challenge is jobs and not the deficit.
“We don’t have to settle for 9 percent unemployment, stagnant wages, benefit give-backs, record inequality and destruction of our middle-class way of life,’’ said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
The United Steelworkers standing up for collective bargaining rights. As a union, we bargain to protect jobs, protect income, and protect benefits.
The United Steelworkers hosted a Convention Benefit Concert to assist our members in Canada and the US with relief from the disasters. Finally Collection amounts were not available at press time.