Please find our Strike Vote Handout and Strike FAQ. Strike Vote Handout Strike FAQ Also, check out our video of practice pickets across the nation.
USW Local 1944 is ready and waiting to reopen negotiations with Telus to conclude a fair Collective Agreement. If you are already aware of our position on the issues you can see that we are not asking for anything outrageous: wages that account for the increasing cost of living, some improvements of little cost to Telus, and we’re seeking that Telus drop further concessions to health benefits, pension and other items, which are wholly unnecessary given Telus’ present financial success.
Participation in the Online Bargaining Support Kit Part 1 – Awards was fantastic. We filled the social media and inboxes of many organizations that have given Telus awards recently, and we hope that this makes them reconsider the ethical aspect of who they choose to honour in the future. It’s apparent that members are wanting to do what they can to make Telus act fairly towards its workforce.

September 3, 2021 - “As mentioned previously, bargaining with Telus will start next month.

We have been encouraging members to get involved, in every Unit, in every workplace, whether that means attending your Unit Meetings, signing up for training, participating in PUMA campaigns, and so on.

September 2, 2021 - The federal government recently made September 30th National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a statutory holiday, as a small step toward reconciliation with the First Peoples of Canada. It is intended as a day off from work that we can use to learn and grieve together as a country. 

September 1, 2021 - Local 1944 has reviewed yesterday’s Telus Vaccination Policy announcement, and we are in support of it. It is very important that members read the Policy and related explanatory documents carefully to fully understand what the Policy is and what it isn’t, as there already appears to be some misunderstanding of what is being required.
August 24, 2021 - On July 19th, Local 1944 issued a bulletin stating that the USW International Executive Board nomination process had begun, and that the deadline for a member to submit the name of a candidate for nomination to any International Executive Board position was August 6th.

August 10, 2021 - USW Local 1944 has been providing multiple steward training classes every month since March, is continuing to do so to meet demand. As members keep lining up to help protect their rights and those of their coworkers by getting trained, a new set of three courses is now being scheduled for September. These sessions will be held in English only.

August 9, 2021 - Elections matter and Steelworker involvement can make a difference. Here’s your chance to get involved: Steelworkers Vote online campaign schools will be held in September and October. These schools are a great opportunity to learn about politics, learn new campaign skills, build a network of engaged Steelworkers and volunteer for the NDP. 

August 5, 2021 - Whether it’s lobbying for paid sick days, standing against racism, bargaining good contracts, or supporting a co-worker who is struggling to cope, USW members stand in solidarity with workers and equity-seeking groups. The Union has introduced a series of 3 online one-day workshops built around the theme of “Solidarity in Hard Times”. The next two workshops are:

July 19, 2021 - The United Steelworkers is conducting an election for the positions of the International Executive Board. As part of the election process your Local Union will use remote electronic voting to nominate candidates for International President, International Secretary-Treasurer, International Vice President (Administration), International Vice President (Human Affairs), Canadian National Director, International Vice President at Large, International Vice President and Directors of USW Districts 3, 5 and 6.