Political Action Committee

Description

Local 1944 is politically engaged, because laws and politics have a big impact on our workplaces and our communities, and together we can be a force for positive change. 

Health and safety standards and the right to refuse unsafe work are now enshrined in law thanks to the joint efforts of Steelworkers and elected members of the New Democratic Party (NDP).

Whether in opposition or government, only the NDP has consistently fought for working people. In English Canada, Steelworkers are active members of the NDP. In Quebec, the USW works with Québécois parties, candidates and elected members.

Message from the Committee

Dear Brothers and Sisters:
The Political Action Committee wants to encourage more local political action and more communication regarding political issues within our Local. We are committed to establishing more effective two-way communications between our Committee, the Locals and the members.

Our goal is to activate Local 1944 members in community, municipal, provincial, federal and international issues based-campaigns. To achieve these goals, we need to have a political action coordinator in each Local.
The political action coordinator will act as a leader in the Local's political activity as well as a contact for the Political Action Committee. We hope that they will communicate Local concerns and issues to the Committee and help in organizing actions.

Please have your Political Action Coordinator complete the information form and return it to the Committee as soon as possible. Your coordinator may also use the questionnaire to create a list of Local members interested in being involved in political action.
In solidarity,
Political Action Committee

Composition of the USW Local 1944 Political Action Committee

Committee Members

Richard Blais - AB
Steve Durrell - AB
Robert Briza - QC, Chairperson
Alexander Livingston - QC
Michelle Ravary - ON
Nancy McCurrach - BC
Alina Gherghinoiu - BC
Joe Benn - Local Union Rep
Chris Stephens - Local Union Rep
John Hockley - Local Union Rep

Committee Info
Political Action Questionnaire

Committee Contact
Email: [email protected] 

Labour Federation Links
Canadian Labour Congress
Alberta
British Columbia
Ontario
Québec

For more information, please visit the USW Canada web page.