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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.

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. 

May 30, 2018 - Members expressed their concerns about the USW Local 1944 Election, conducted on April 19, 2018. USW wishes to provide both an explanation and an update on this election procedure.

May 30, 2018 - The USW will be holding its District 6 Conference on the theme “Power Up – Don’t stop, until you’ve changed the world!”.

It will be held in Blue Mountain, Ontario, on September 4 - 8, 2018. The Conference will start with registration on Tuesday, September 4th and continue until noon on Saturday, September 8th.

May 29, 2018 - The USW will be holding its International Women's Conference at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on October 14-17, 2018. The Conference will start with registration on Sunday, October 14th and continue until 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 17th.

This year, the Conference's theme is "Women of Steel - A Call to Action". It will focus on skills enhancement, global solidarity and strengthening the labour movement, all of which contribute to your Local Union's capacity to better serve the membership, influence politics and legislation, and strengthen the labour movement as a whole. The program will include high profile motivational speakers from the US and Canada along with women from countries and unions where the USW is forming global alliances. Participants will have the opportunity to choose among many skill-building workshops.

May 29, 2018 - Every year, USW Local 1944 offers three educational scholarships of $750 and four scholarships of $1,000 to children of union members graduating from high school.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicant must be a child of an active member of USW Local 1944;
  • Applicant must be graduating from grade 12;
  • Applicant must be registering for courses at a public post-secondary institution.

May 25, 2018 - Ontario’s Election day is June 7, 2018. This is a crucial election and a chance to elect a labour-friendly government who will represent the voices of Ontarians. For this reason, it is imperative that we all make our voices heard by going out and voting for Andrea Horwath and the Ontario NDP.

Andrea Horwath and the Ontario NDP are fighting for a fairer, more just, and more equal Ontario, with plans to improve Pharmacare, education, and the cost of living. You can take action today on the issues that matter to Ontario by adding your name to create progressive change in your province.