Voter HelpLine opens Monday for USW International Election nomination

September 23, 2021 - Over the last week, USW Local 1944 members should have received a package containing voting instructions and a unique PIN for the upcoming USW International Election nomination vote on Wednesday, September 29th.

This vote will determine who, if anyone, Local 1944 nominates for offices of the USW International Executive Board. A sample voting package can be viewed here.

The Local received several nomination forms from Local 1944 members by the September 7th deadline, putting the following individuals on the September 29th nomination ballot for the indicated USW International Executive Board positions:

Candidate for International President: Thomas M. Conway

Candidate for International Secretary-Treasurer: John E. Shinn

Candidate for International Vice President (Administration): David McCall

Candidate for International Vice President (Human Affairs): Fred Redmond

Candidate for National Director of Canada: Marty Warren

Candidate for International Vice President at Large: Roxanne Brown

Candidate for International Vice President: Leeann Foster

Candidate for District 3 Director: Stephen Hunt, Scott Lunny

No nominations were received for District 5 Director or District 6 Director.

In the case of a position with one name on the nomination ballot, members will be voting “Yes” or “No” to nominate that individual. In the case of a position with two names on the ballot, members will be voting whether they wish one or the other candidate to be the Local’s nominee, or whether they would prefer “No nominee”.

Packages were delivered to Canada Post on Tuesday, September 14th and can take up to 10 days to be delivered across Canada. If you have not received your voting package and are eligible to vote, please call the Voter HelpLine for assistance. The staff at the Voter HelpLine will verify your identity and provide you with a new PIN.

The Voter HelpLine can be reached at 1-888-281-8683 during the following hours:

  • September 27th-28th from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm (PT)
  • September 29th from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm (PT) 

Voting will take place on Wednesday, September 29th between 5:00 am and 8:00 pm (Pacific Time).

Please follow the instructions in your voting package.

Thank you for taking part in our Union’s democratic process.

In Solidarity,

United Steelworkers Local 1944