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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.

March 1, 2019 - Hello Members,

With great sadness, I wish to inform you that one of USW Local 1944’s staff members, Kate Wood, passed away Saturday, February 23.

February 26, 2019 - As we celebrate Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, Local 1944 reaffirms its commitment to build bullying-free workplaces. 

In Canada, the legislation from some jurisdictions provide a range of acceptable temperatures for specific circumstances. In other cases, occupational health and safety jurisdictions use the Threshold Limit Values® for cold stress as published by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). Some Canadian jurisdictions have adopted these TLVs as occupational exposure limits and others use them as guidelines.

February 1, 2019 - Black History Month gives us the opportunity to recognize the contributions of the black community throughout the country.

January 30, 2019 - Today, Local 1944 Executive Board members were sworn-in at the Leo W. Gerard Union Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Congratulations are extended to the new Executive Board.

January 4, 2019 - The Administrators of USW Local 1944 have accepted the Local Union Election Tellers Report for the elections of the two Regional Executive Officers for Alberta.

December 21, 2018 - 2018 has been an eventful year for USW Local 1944. Highlights have included the successful ratification of a progressive collective agreement for our Unit 60 members at Shaw in Vancouver and Surrey, and the many opportunities our members have had to attend various USW District and International Conferences, labour schools and Shop Steward training.

December 20, 2018 - Today, Thursday, December 20, 2018, USW Local 1944 conducted the re-run elections for two (2) positions of Regional Executive Officer for Alberta. Voting ran from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (Mountain Time) by electronic ballot using Intelivote.