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Soo steelworkers back strike vote by 99%

At a special meeting of United Steelworkers Local 2251, membership backed its negotiating team in talks with Algoma Steel with a strike authorization vote of 99% Monday, the union said in a release.

Algoma Steel is thanking the province for its support as the steelmaker transitions from blast-furnace steel making to electric arc furnaces. (Mike McDonald/CTV News)

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Soo steelworkers back strike vote by 99%

At a special meeting of United Steelworkers Local 2251, membership backed its negotiating team in talks with Algoma Steel with a strike authorization vote of 99% Monday, the union said in a release.

Algoma Steel is thanking the province for its support as the steelmaker transitions from blast-furnace steel making to electric arc furnaces. (Mike McDonald/CTV News)

'They couldn't breathe': Survivor shares details inside migrant trailer

Simple advice from a friend to stay near the door may have saved Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás from the deadly fate that befell 53 other migrants when they were abandoned trapped in a sweltering semi-trailer last week on the edge of San Antonio. The 20-year-old from Guatemala's capital said it was already hot on June 27 when she stepped out of the warehouse on the Texas side of the Mexico border where she had been waiting and climbed into the back of the trailer.

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Saving for retirement is becoming out of reach for young Canadians

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