Political Action Committee


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 labour-friendly parties such as the New Democratic Party (NDP).

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 Committee

Committee members

Robin Navin - AB
Kristan Fesik - AB
Steve Durrell - LUR AB
Alexander Livingston - LUR QC
Vacant -  BC
Vacant - ON

Cory Anderson - AB 
Richard Blais - REO AB, Chair

Committee info
Political Action Questionnaire

Committee contact
Email: [email protected] 

Labour Federation Links

Canadian Labour Congress
British Columbia

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