Now more than ever, workers need strong and effective unions, and United Steelworkers are here for you. Through collective bargaining and the solidarity of our active and retired members, we will continue to fight for the dignity of work. Our Local Union was created by the merger of the former IWA Local 3567 and USW Local 2952. United Steelworkers helps men and women who have worked for more than 70 years to improve wages, social benefits, working conditions and justice in the workplace. The USW is proud of our work in the areas of health and safety, equality, human rights, global justice, environmental action, organization and education. The ratification comes days after the railways` 2,100 mechanics, electricians and apprentices ratified a new treaty that provides for 11% wage increases over four years. Read: Bombardier Unionized Employees Retire, Improve Dental Benefits Read: New Contract for Mechanics CN Rail includes Performance Improvement Local 2009 has approximately 3,000 members working in many sectors, including sawmills, logging, steel manufacturing, steel manufacturing, wood product reprocessing, nurseries and greenhouses, window and door manufacturing, plastics, transport and trucks, gaming facilities, offices and L ager, auto parts, health facilities, universities and more. . .