USW 5296 represents over 7,000 security guards in the GTA who provide surveillance and protection for organizations and companies in all industries. Established in 1994, USW 5296 is a local of the United Steelworkers, the largest private sector union in North America.
With over 225,000 members in Canada and 800,000 members continent-wide, USW is Canada’s most diverse union, representing men and women working in nearly every industry – and in
every job imaginable – in all sectors of the economy.
USW members include men and women who work in call centres, credit unions, mines and manufacturing plants, offices and oil refineries, restaurants and rubber plants, sawmills and steel mills, security companies, nursing homes, legal clinics, social agencies and universities.