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Every year on April 28, we recognize the National Day of Mourning across Canada. This day is dedicated to remembering and honouring those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illn

Local Union 1944 is heartbroken to announce the death of Brother Keith Murphy, who was killed on the job in a workplace accident in the early hours of April 12, 2022.
March 25, 2022 - The results are in from yesterday’s 2022 Local By-Law Change Ratification ballot.

March 24, 2022 - Today is the 2022 Local By-Law Ratification Vote regarding two proposed amendments to the USW Local 1944 By-Laws that were approved by delegates at last year’s Local Union Delegated Meeting.

March 23, 2022 - Tomorrow, Thursday, March 24 is the 2022 Local By-Law Ratification Vote regarding two proposed amendments to the USW Local 1944 By-Laws that were approved by delegates at last year’s Local Union Delegated Meeting. These proposals were explained in a previous hotline and can be found here.

Due to an overwhelming demand, we have added 3 additional Shop Steward courses! These 3 additional sessions will be held in ENGLISH only. Again, if you would prefer to be taught in French, please wait to register, as we’ll be announcing a FRENCH session soon. Each offering will have a capacity of 14 participants.
USW Local 1944’s first By-Law Ratification Vote since 2017 is occurring by electronic ballot on Thursday, March 24, from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm Pacific Time, and all members in good standing of the Local are entitled to vote.
To meet demand, we have added three new virtual shop steward level 1 offerings for April and May. These 3 sessions will be held in English only. If you would prefer to be taught in French, please wait to register, as we’ll be announcing a French session soon. Each offering will have a capacity of 14 participants.
March 8, 2022 - This International Women’s Day we thank, honour and celebrate the generations before us who bravely fought, toiled and struggled for the equality that we enjoy today.

February 8, 2022 - On February 9 and 16, 2022, Candace Knoll, from Unit 51, member of the Civil and Human Rights Committee and of the USW 1944 – Telus Bargaining Committee, will be participating on a panel for Black History Month, Facing Facts and Finding Feelings, co-sponsored by the National Congress of Black Women Foundation, New Westminster & District Labour Council and Vancouver and District Labour Council.

Sister Knoll will be a speaker on two different panels: