USW Local 9563

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Recent News

Hi Everyone,

We are aware that CLAC has started a campaign to try and get Conmed employees to leave the United Steelworkers and rejoin CLAC. Here is a brief history recap of the last two years for those who lived through it and for those who don’t know.

In 2021, the United Steelworkers Union (USW) was contacted by workers from Conmed as they were upset with the representation that they had received from their Union – CLAC. In response, the USW conducted an organizing campaign and the workers from Conmed voted to oust CLAC and bring in the USW as the bargaining agent.

Why become a Union Steward?

  • You will receive paid training including expenses for travel if necessary
  • You will have support from the United Steelworkers and the resources that we can provide
  • You will learn about employment legislation, and how to enforce the collective agreement 
  • Participation by our members makes our Union stronger

If you like to help people, are organized and a good communicator, this might be for you!

We've had some members question how the retroactive lump sum was calculated that was received after our HLDAA award. The Employer provided the document attached below as an explanation.

We have our finalized our Bargaining Committee.  Here are the people that will be representing all of our members at the bargaining table, alongside our USW staff representatives:

Brenda Gagnon                           Janice Gilbert

Tina Glendinning                         Terry Marck

Doreen Mayer-Korten                  Tracy Plato

Patti Terreberry

Here is a link to the Bargaining Survey -