Warren Smith

Warren Smith worked at Stelco (now U.S. Steel Canada) in Hamilton Ontario from 1967 until his recent retirement. He was president of USW local 1005 from 1997 to 2003.

  • Manufacturing Meltdown

    Reshaping Steel Work

    By D.W. Livingstone, Dorothy E. Smith and Warren Smith     February 2011

    In the 1980s, following decades of booming business, the global steel industry went into a precipitous decline, which necessitated significant restructuring. Management demanded workers’ increased participation in evermore temporary and insecure labour. Engaging the workers at the flagship Stelco plant in Hamilton, the authors document new management strategies and the responses of unionized workforces to them. These investigations provide valuable insights into the dramatic changes occurring within the Canadian steel industry.