February 21, 2020


A cost of living allowance is paid on the basis of 1 (one) cent per hour for each .125 increase in the Consumer Price Index (1981 = 100).

The Consumer Price Index for October 2019 was 136.6. The Consumer Price Index for January 2020 was 136.8. Therefore, the Cost of Living Allowance generated would be an increase of 3 cents.

As a result, effective March 1, 2020 (paid April 1, 2020 for salaried), the total C.O.L.A. payable will be $.13 per hour.



Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Place: Marconi Hall - 450 Albert Street West


                 Report of Officers


                 Report of Committees

                 Financial Report


                 New Business

                 Good and Welfare

Rebecca McCracken - President                                            Melissa McMaster - Recording Secretary

Members of USW Local 2724 participated in Turtle Island training. This took place in Sault Ste. Marie, January 20  - 24.

As part of truth and reconcilliation, our union has moved forward to learn more about indigenous history, in order to be more inclusive in our unions.

2019 Next Gen Conference – Pittsburgh, PA

The Next Gen was developed to honour our past as Steelworkers while mentoring the future of our union.  They aim to make our union vibrant, viable and relevant for the future through activism and lifetime union.

The 2019 Next Gen conference was 4 days of speakers sharing their stories and experiences in the union.  There were over 900 delegates attending from all over the US and Canada.

Throughout the 4 days we attended work shops focussing on:

Bill Slater presented St. Vincent Place with a $1,000 donation.

Bill Slater presented a $1000 donation to the Soup Kitchen

“Steelworkers make great neighbours.” Local 2724 presented Sault Area Hospital Foundation with a generous gift of $45,851 to purchase a new piece of medical equipment for the hospital’s laboratory. Pictured - USW Local 2724 President Rebecca McCracken and Vice president Bill Slater presenting the cheque to Executive Director of SAHF Teresa Martone.