January 21, 2021 - The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) will be holding its 3-day Constitutional Convention virtually, on May 13-15, 2021.

January 18, 2021 - By now, you may have seen management’s January 14th email announcing Telus’ Ergonomic Subsidy and Internet Subsidy for those who qualify to enter the “At Home Agent Evolution” program in Q2.

January 13, 2021 - From January to May 2021, the USW National Aboriginal Committee will be hosting an online series of “Connecting Circles”, with the goal

January 11, 2021 - Thanks to all of you who completed the 2021 USW / Telus Bargaining Survey. There was massive participation, more than double what we have seen for any other survey conducted in the past several years! In particular, we heard a lot of feedback that members appreciated the depth of questions about your work experience and bargaining priorities, and the many opportunities to provide open-ended feedback.
December 23, 2020 - The Executive Board held an emergency meeting this past Saturday December 19, 2020 to deliberate on a recommendation brought forward by Administrator Omero Landi to postpone our Local Union Delegated Meeting until the fall. After a thorough discussion on the recommendation, a motion was put forward to postpone our Local Union Delegated meeting originally scheduled for March 16, 17 and 18, 2021 to the fall of 2021. With Acting President Donna Hokiro in the chair, the Executive Board voted its unanimous consent to the motion.

December 22, 2020 - In September, Brooke Downey resigned as Ontario’s Regional Executive Officer and her position has been left vacant since that time. Michelle Ravary, already serving on our Executive Board as Trustee, has now been appointed to that position, leaving her position of Trustee vacant.

I am pleased to announce that Natasha Aodan has accepted her appointment to this role, joining the Executive Board as Trustee. Natasha is a USW Leadership Development Scholarship student as well as a member of 1944’s Women of Steel Committee, a PUMA Unit prime and is Chair of Unit 502.

December 10, 2020 - Today, USW Local 1944 launches our first Project for United Membership Action (PUMA) Campaign: RealityCheck Survey.

December 4, 2020 - In case you didn’t complete our USW – Telus Bargaining Survey during the November 20th elections, the survey will remain available online until December 20th. 

November 23, 2020 - Please see the attached list of acclaimed or elected USW Local 1944 – Telus Bargaining Committee members, and acclaimed or elected Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the 2021 Local Union Delegated Meeting. All results attached have been ratified by Local 1944 Administrator Omero Landi, with the exception of the four tied Delegate positions listed. For these positions, Brother Landi will conduct a witnessed draw of names to determine those elected, and the candidates affected will be notified.

November 19, 2020 - Tomorrow, Friday, November 20th, 2020, members will be electing the Local Union Delegated Meeting Delegates and USW Local 1944 – Telus Bargaining Committee members. Members working at Telus will also have the opportunity to complete the USW Local 1944 – Telus Bargaining Survey electronically after voting.

The vote will be occurring between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00 pm (Pacific Time).

This will be a secret ballot electronic vote and your vote will remain confidential.

November 17, 2020 - Over the past couple weeks, USW Local 1944 members should have received a package in the mail containing voting instructions and a unique PIN for the upcoming Election of Local Union Delegated Meeting Delegates and USW Local 1944 – Telus Bargaining Committee members on November 20.