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USW: Staff Representative (Research, Public Policy & Bargaining Support Department) (2 positions, Toronto & Burnaby)

The Union is seeking a person with the following qualifications:

  • University degree in economics (or related field), preferably a graduate degree and /or collective bargaining experience, particularly in the area of pensions and benefits
  • Commitment to improving lives of working people
  • Excellent writing, communication and problem solving skills
  • Experience working as part of a team in a fluid, fast-paced environment, with minimal
  • Ability to work in both official languages a very strong asset

Candidates should submit their application and resumé by February 28, 2014 to

Contact: Leslie Koziel, Administrative Assistant to the National Director, United Steelworkers, mailing address 800-234 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1K7, confidential fax # (416) 487-6235. All applications will be kept confidential. Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.

Follow the links for complete information on the position in Toronto & Burnaby, B.C..


The Global Labour Research Centre’s Speaker Series is back for 2014! We’re delighted to continue our series with York University’s own David Doorey, Associate Professor of Human Resources Management, Director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s PDP LLM Specialist Degree in Labour & Employment Law, and author of Canada’s Top Law Blog, Law of Work.
Traditional Unions Can’t Help Baristas. Can Non-Traditional Unions?  A Legal Discussion
Thursday February 6th
Ross S802
York University


There’s been a lot of chatter recently about baristas and other low wage service workers looking to unions for help. David Doorey will argue that those efforts, while valiant, are doomed to fail. Canadian labour laws aren’t designed to enable collective bargaining in these types of workplaces. Doorey’s talk will consider whether recent Charter cases and the growing influence of American labor law in Canada hint at an alternative route that could make collective representation possible in small service sector workplaces.

All are welcome. Please circulate widely to your lists and contacts (and apologies for cross-posting). There is a Facebook event page that you can join and share here:






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