Announcement from the Administrator for August 9, 2019 August 9, 2019 - I am pleased to announce that we have established a Grievance Committee for Local 1944. The creation of this new Committee is a key component of our overall Strategic Plan that was developed by President Isabelle Miller with the assistance of District 3 Director, Steve Hunt and myself.

 July 30, 2019 - Pride events are taking place until September. Our Local recognizes and supports the struggles of our LGBTQ members. All individuals should be treated as being equally deserving of respect, dignity and freedom. We must continue to change mentalities and build safe work environments for all of our members. Pride events are the opportunity to support human rights for all.

July 15, 2019 - There are only a few days left to submit your applications to Local 1944 scholarships.

April 30, 2019 - A march is scheduled in Montréal on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, for International Labour Day. The march will start at 6:00 pm from the Park metro station (at the corner of Avenue du Parc and Jean-Talon). Among other demands, the march will support these crucial demands:

April 26, 2019 - April 28 is the National Day of Mourning. On this day, we dedicate a moment to honour the workers killed, injured or made ill by their job. As some Canadians’ governments are currently rolling back workers’ protections, the National Day of Mourning is a reminder that many of these occupational accidents are the direct consequence of employers putting profit-before-people.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - The Advance poll days for the 2019 Provincial General Election in Alberta start today, April 9, 2019, and will continue until Saturday, April 13, 2019, inclusive, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm daily.

March 26, 2019 - On April 28th, we celebrate the National Day of Mourning and we commemorate workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards or disease. Local 1944 members in Quebec are encouraged to participate in the rally scheduled that day, at the National Assembly in Québec City.

March 22, 2019 - Local 1944 is very proud to announce that three of the NDP candidates for the upcoming 2019 Provincial General Election in Alberta are USW Local 1944 members.

“Not only is Rachel Notley a Steelworker, but Shaye Anderson, Steve Durrell and Kyle Johnston are all brothers from Local 1944 running for spots as ABNDP candidates,” said Joe Benn, Local Union Representative for Alberta who is actively involved in political action. “We wish them success as we strive for four more years for Rachel.”

March 21, 2019 - On March 21, one week after the horrific terrorist attack at mosques in New Zealand, we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

This attack, as well as countless others in our country and across the globe, is a vivid reminder of the urgency of addressing racial discrimination in our workplaces and communities. The increase in hate crimes is the direct result of political tactics that instill fear and misinformation, serving the interests of the 1%.

March 8, 2019 - On International Women’s Day, organizations and governments around the globe denounce gender inequalities and typically make promises to challenge the gender pay gap. What if a few years from now, on International Women’s Day, we were finally celebrating gender parity, respect and inclusivity?

March 7, 2019 - This morning, USW Local 1944 was advised that a water main froze, currently rendering the water system inoperable at Telus’ Barrie Call Centre (Ontario). Members from Unit 501 were sent home last night.