October 13, 2020 - The 2020 Provincial Election is now underway in British Columbia. This election, there are more ways to vote than ever:

September 28, 2020 - The BC Federation of Labour is holding its 59th Constitutional Convention, on November 24, 25 and 26, 2020.

October 3, 2019 - The USW District 6 Women’s Committee and USW Local 1998 will be co-hosting a one-day workshop on October 5th in Toronto, ON, under the theme “Women can make it happen: Finding your balance and your voice.” 

Saturday, October 5, 2019
From 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON

September 26, 2019 - Tomorrow, September 27, people around the world will march to join a truly global movement for the climate. As union activists, we are directly involved in addressing climate change, as it will increase economic inequalities, affect our jobs, hurt our families and communities.

September 13, 2019 - Earlier this week, 91 members in Units 207 and 213 from Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, received a letter advising them of a grievance resolution that applies to their work group, providing for a lump sum payout of $1,000 each.

 September 3, 2019 - Further to our announcement of Donna Hokiro as Temporary Acting President of Local 1944, we are pleased to advise that Pierre-Luc Dick, the current Regional Executive Officer for Quebec, has accepted our invitation to step up and take on the role as Acting Vice-President to assist Donna in her new activities. Further, we are pleased to advise that Robert J. Briza agreed to assume the role of Acting Regional Executive Officer for Quebec.

In Solidarity,

August 30, 2019 - We wish to advise everyone that Donna Hokiro has been appointed Temporary Acting President of Local 1944 during Isabelle Miller’s absence. Further announcements will be made next week as we backfill additional vacancies. During this period, we shall do everything to ensure that our members receive the service that they expect and deserve.

In Solidarity,

Ron Wyatt                   Mark Rowlinson
Administrator             Co-Administrator

August 30, 2019 - On Monday, September 2, 2019, and throughout the weekend, we celebrate Labour Day. Let’s remember what Canadian labour rights we all owe to Union activism: safer workplaces, maternity and paternity leave, medical care, weekends, paid vacation, unemployment insurance, better public pensions, and a recent ban on asbestos, among so many other achievements. Take a moment to imagine how your working conditions would be if there had been no union to fight for them. 

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.