News

December 7, 2018 - The deadline to apply to the new District 6 Mentorship Program is Monday, December 31, 2018.

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.

August 1, 2018 - The 40th Vancouver Pride Parade is this Sunday, August 5, 2018! For our members interested in participating, Local 1944 will meet you at the Multi-Union Pride section, on the NW corner of Robson and Thurlow streets, by 1:15 pm.

Multi-Union Pride is a committee of labour activists organizing in our communities and workplaces on issues involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited and queer community.

The Pride Parade is a chance to recognize how far we have come and reflect on where we need to go from here to achieve equality for the LGBTQ2S+ community.

July 26, 2018 - USW Local 1944 is pleased to inform our members that after six months of negotiations, and a marathon 32-consecutive hour bargaining session, a tentative agreement was reached between Unit 60 Vancouver and Surrey certifications and Shaw Cable on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Full details of the tentative collective agreement will be sent to members of Unit 60 along with details of the upcoming ratification meetings.

July 26, 2017 - USW Local 1944 is excited for the upcoming NDP leadership race.

July 25, 2018 - The Unit 60 Shaw Bargaining Committee would like to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with Shaw Cablesystems on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Further details will be communicated shortly.

"We want to thank the members of Unit 60 for the support that you have given the bargaining committee throughout this process. We couldn't have made it to this point without your solidarity," stated Lee Riggs, Chief Negotiator.

July 19, 2018 - Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1944 at Shaw Cable in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley have strongly voted in favor of strike action.

July 18, 2018 - As USW Local 1944 is now under administration, here is brief introduction to the administration team:

July 11, 2018 - USW Local 1944 members have 21 days left to send their applications for USW Local 1944's Annual Scholarships. 

July 9, 2018 - To prepare a JEMS (Job Evaluation) request to review the Client Care Rep IV Service 2.0 position, USW Local 1944 has developed a survey that can be completed online.