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November 23, 2021 - Today is the 2021 USW International Executive Board Election for the office of USW District 3 (Western Canada) Director.

November 22, 2021 - Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, is the 2021 USW International Executive Board Election for the only position that was not acclai

October 26, 2021 - Would you like to become a facilitator and spokesperson who breaks the silence on gender-based violence in your community? 

March 22, 2021 - Several changes to the Local’s team of Local Union Representatives are taking effect this month.

As part of the United Steelworkers’ tradition of hiring Staff Representatives directly from amongst its members and Local Unions’ staff, your Local Union Representative for Quebec Hans-Woosly Balan has accepted a position as a District 5 USW Staff Representative. He will be working for District 5 reporting to Director Dominique Lemieux. His last day as a Local Union Representative for Local 1944 will be March 26th. 

March 16, 2021 - Once again, our latest set of Shop Steward classes filled up within a couple days, and so Local 1944 is excited to announce three new classes in May and June. It’s obvious that members are looking for a way to #RiseUp against the stresses and injustices of our workplaces, and this is inspiring to see.

Please note that you can only sign up for one class, and once you have signed up for one class, you can only change this for another class with the approval of the Union.

March 9, 2021 - On March 5th, 2021, a tentative agreement with Shaw was reached by our Abbotsford bargaining team, who endorsed the agreement and strongly recommended that members support its ratification.

March 8, 2021 - Today is International Women’s Day. Women have been paying a heavy price since the beginning of the pandemic-induced recession; they have suffered from increased gender inequality in the labour force and increased domestic violence. Many women workers have experienced burnout and mental health issues in the past year, with so many competing stresses to deal with.

Education and Networks for Women

March 4, 2021 - The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) will be holding its 3-day Convention virtually, on June 16-18, 2021, using an interactive and secure online platform. Delegates will be able to elect leadership through secure voting, discuss policy through live moderated debate, and determine the actions that will set the agenda for Canada’s labour movement. 

February 16, 2021 - Given the success and the record time with which the February Virtual Shop Steward Level 1 classes filled up, Local 1944 is excited to announce 3 new classes in April and May. We are very pleased with the excitement members have shown for the training, and we thank all of those who already have stepped up to get involved in their Local Union. 

Please note that you can only sign up for one class, and once you have signed up for one class, you can only change this for another class with the approval of the Union.

February 9, 2021 - The 2021 USW Local 1944 Election of Local Union Officers and Unit Officials will be held on Thursday April 22, from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm (Pacific Time), by electronic ballot.

February 5, 2021 - The election of one Telecommunications Workers Pension Plan Trustee, scheduled to occur in 2021, will be conducted at the Local Union Delegated Meeting set to take place in Fall 2021.