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Ken Neumann

United Steelworkers
National Director

Ken Neumann has served as the United Steelworkers (USW) National Director for Canada since 2004, representing more than 225,000 USW members. Throughout his tenure, Neumann has been instrumental in building USW’s grassroots strength across Canada. With his leadership since 2008, USW has organized more than 22,000 new members in Canada, and merged with the Industrial, Wood and Allied Workers of Canada, and the Telecommunications Workers Union.

Ken has always fought hard to make equality, justice and prosperity a reality in Canada. That passion has fuelled the union’s role in supporting Canada’s New Democratic Party.

Ken has taken on a global leadership role, often joining USW delegations abroad to promote solidarity with workers in Europe, South America and Mexico, particularly on issues of health and safety.

Born and raised in rural Saskatchewan, Neumann joined USW Local 5890 in Regina as a teenager. In 1989, Neumann was elected USW District 3 Director, a position he held until 2004.