July 31, 1961 - Steelworkers join other trade unionists to help create New Democratic Party (NDP) in Canada.
July 1, 1962 - NDP government in Saskatchewan enacts Medical Insurance Act, the beginning of universal health care in Canada.
February 6, 1965 - I.W. Abel elected USWA President.
June 30, 1967 - International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers merges with USWA.