News

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.

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.

November 30, 2018 - During the District 5 Conference, Local 1944 was proud to make a $5,000 donation to the locked-out ABI workers from USW Local 9700.

November 27, 2018 - In an effort to keep the membership informed regarding the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Administrator’s Report on November 15, we wish to share the following information.

November 23, 2018 - November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which marks the beginning of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence in Canada.

November 19, 2018 - USW Local 1944 encourages our members in British Columbia to make their vote count regarding the proposed electoral reform.