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.

June 29, 2018 - Canada Day is a time of celebration from coast to coast.Today we celebrate the 151st anniversary of Canada as we know it, since the signing of Confederation on July 1, 1867. We celebrate our culture, our diverse communities, and our values as Canadian citizens.
 
On this day, calling Canada home is something we can be proud of. We live in a forward-thinking country whose natural beauty and vibrant cities are only surpassed by its imaginative and multicultural people. As we reflect on Canada's diverse history and achievements, we acknowledge our fellow Canadians and imagine what our collective future can hold.

June 27, 2018 - Further to the June 14, 2018 Hotline advising that Local 1944 is being placed under temporary emergency administration,

June 27, 2018 - The Administrators of Local 1944 have begun their review of the April 19, 2018 elections.

June 15, 2018 - June 21st is National Indigenous Day. Local 1944 invites all our members to recognize and celebrate the heritage and culture of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in our communities.

"On June 21, as we should do so on any other day, we acknowledge that many of our workplaces are located on Indigenous land," said Lee Riggs, President of USW Local 1944. "National Indigenous Day is also an opportunity to reflect on the dark legacy of residential schools and to honour the survivors. Our duty, as a union, is to advance our members' rights, inside and outside of the workplace. On National Indigenous Day, let's renew our commitment to pressure our governments for overdue equitable policies favourable to our Indigenous communities."

June 14, 2018 - On June 12, 2018, the USW International addressed a letter to officially inform our membership that Local 1944 is being placed under temporary emergency administration.

June 14, 2018 - Betty Carrasco, Vice-President BC of Local 1944, longest serving-member of our Executive Board, and Chair of our Local's Women of Steel Committee, will retire this month on June 30, 2018, after working for our Local for over 20 years.

For over 37 years, Betty has been active in our Union and dedicated herself to helping people. She started working for BC Tel in 1981 and quickly got involved in the labour movement as a Shop Steward in Unit 50. She later became a Counsellor/Delegate and the Vice-President of the Unit. In 1994, Betty was elected to our BC Tel Bargaining Committee, and four years later, she was elected as Business Agent.

June 6, 2018 - It is with great sadness that USW Local 1944 announces the passing of Brenda Forward, the Local's Regional Executive Officer for Ontario, on June 6, 2018.

June 4, 2018 - The USW Local 1944 Executive Board will continue deliberations on the remaining election protests that were filed on Wednesday, June 6th.