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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.

December 19, 2018 - We know that our members at Telus that worked in Concierge positions have been patiently waiting to hear the outcome of grievances filed in 2013 and 2014.

December 19, 2018 - Tomorrow, Thursday, December 20, 2018, eligible members in Alberta Units of USW Local 1944 will be electing two (2) Regional Executive Officers for Alberta. The vote will be occurring between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm (Mountain Time).

December 18, 2018 - Over the past week, USW Local 1944 eligible members in Alberta Units should have received a package containing voting instructions and a unique PIN for the upcoming Election of two (2) Regional Executive Officers for Alberta on December 20, 2018. The Helpline number that was included was incorrect. Please take note of the correct number below.

December 17, 2018 - Over the past week, USW Local 1944 eligible members in Alberta Units should have received a package containing voting instructions and a unique PIN for the upcoming Election of two (2) Regional Executive Officers for Alberta on December 20, 2018.

December 7, 2018 - The deadline to apply to the new District 6 Mentorship Program is Monday, December 31, 2018. This program is meant to increase exchanges between Steelworkers, by pairing up Leaners with Mentors – both are volunteer roles. The pair is expected to commit for 12 months and to hold a monthly conversation about issues arising from the Learner’s local.

A Learner is a Steelworker looking to expand their skill set. The learner will be picking the topics which they feel they need a more experienced perspective on.

December 6, 2018 - On December 6, 1989, 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered simply because they were born women.

December 4, 2018 - The USW is pleased to work with Local 1944 to offer Shop Steward Level 1 courses in Montreal and Rimouski. The rescheduled Montreal course will now be held March 25–26, 2019 and the rescheduled Rimouski course will be held March 28–29, 2019.

December 3, 2018 - As per the Administrators’ Report, USW Local 1944 will be conducting re-run elections for the two (2) positions of Regional Executive Officer for Alberta.