Local 8782

U.S. Steel Lake Erie Works



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April 11, 2014


It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Larry Pepper last night.  Larry was a machinist in the CMC and was on retirement.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Ruth and their family.  There will be no visiting or funeral service arrangements for Larry other than family.


April 10, 2014


If anyone is receiving denial letters or request letters from Greenshields please contact Terry Barnard or Ben Foreman at the Union Hall.  519-587-2000 ext. 225.



March 27, 2014


There has been a new newsletter posted and can be viewed on the News and Newsletters link.


March 24, 2014

E.I. Appeal

The cut off date for receiving the Request for Reconsideration of Employment Insurance decision(s) letters listed in the notice below is 4pm, April 4, 2014.


E.I. Appeal Notice (Very Important)

We received responses to the questions we had into the Social Security Tribunal Division on the next step of the appeal to the General Division of the SST.

In order for us to complete the filing the Union is going to require the decision letter that all 585 claimants received that were mailed out on Feb. 5, 2014.  People need to return these to the Union Hall ASAP, either by dropping them off, scan and email them to vp@uswa8782.com or faxing to 519-587-4210.  You can also drop them off at the hall or place them in the mailbox of the hand rail at the front door of the hall.  We need to obtain these letters ASAP in order to comply.  Only the people who submit these letters will be part of the Appeal.  If you have lost or disposed of the letter you will need to contact E.I. and request that they send you another copy.  You can also go to Service Canada and ask them to print one off.  You will only have received a Reconsideration Decision Letter if you had signed the waiver for the Union to represent you and the reconsideration appeal form for the initial filing.

Information REQUIRED on the decision letters.  Fill in the following information on the bottom of the decision letter in following order.  Document on the face of the letter your full social insurance number, notate the date you received the letter in the mail, add your phone number and make sure you sign it.  Make sure the name and address on the letter are correct and up to date.

Please discuss, email or text this with your colleagues to assist us in spreading the word to everyone involved.



February 12, 2014

Everyone that signed a waiver form for the Local to represent them on their E.I. will receive the same letter that can be viewed by clicking on the link below.  You do not have to apply for an individual appeal at this time.  We have questions into the Social Security Tribunal General Division and when we receive the answers we will post to inform everyone.  We have asked for clarification but we fully expect that the waivers we had you fill out, that included all levels of appeal, will be sufficient.


February 3, 2014 Update

We received the decision from the Employment Insurance Commission on our Reconsideration Request.  The next step is to appeal to the Social Security Tribunal General Division (The General Division (first level of appeal) includes an Employment Insurance Section for Employment Insurance appeals and an Income Security Section for Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security appeals). 

To view the decision click on the link below.





Grievance Form Package

Here is a package to assist the steward body on the grievance procedure and process.  To view the guideline click on the link below

Grievance Kit



Family Services Employee Assistance Program

The intent of the program is to assist trouble employees in arranging for appropriate private outside resources.  If you have questions on the extent of assistance or require help please don't hesitate to call 1-800-668-9920




September 18, 2013

Group Home and Car etc. Insurance for

For more Information Click Here



Your Guide to the Employment Standards Act.  To view Click Here

This will explain your rights under the act as it relates to Hours of Work, Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Family Medical Leave or Personal Emergency Leave etc.


Go to the Meetings and Public Events page for upcoming meetings  Updated April 6, 2014

The Retiree Soar page last updated April 6, 2014

We are trying to establish a database of e-mails for news bulletins etc. for our members and retirees.  If you have an e-mail address and would like to be added to this list please click on one of the links below.

Members:    Please be sure to include your full name or it will not be used.  We need

to know we are only sending to our members.  Send to vp@uswa8782.com.


Retirees mail to:      Send to soar@uswa8782.com

Local 8782 was first chartered in 1978.  We negotiate collective agreements for our members at U.S. Steel (former Stelco) Lake Erie Works, Pickling Division, Harsco Services, and ESM.  Since our members are directly employed in the Steel Industry, it is our responsibility to be involved in the fight to save the steel industry in Canada. For this reason we are launching this web site to communicate the latest developments that affect you.  

We hope to use this site as another avenue to communicate to our membership on past, present and future initiatives.  If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see, please use our feedback page and we will review all suggestions.


Send mail to vp@uswa8782.com with questions or comments about this web site.
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