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February 14, 2019 - Dear members,

Several of you have shared your displeasure regarding the format of your regular unit meetings. Some points raised were with respect to the structure of the meetings themselves, the frequency or lack thereof, the desire to be able to participate by other means if you’re not physically able to attend, and so on.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.