About USW Local 1944

United Steelworkers Local 1944 has a long and proud history of representing communications workers and workers in related fields. We strive to negotiate collective agreements that promote fair wages as well as just and equitable treatment for all. At USW Local 1944, we believe that member participation and input is essential to the successful operation of the organization.

USW Local 1944 has more than 70 years of experience in dealing with employers and providing services to its members, protecting and improving their wages, benefits and working conditions. We invite member participation at every level of our organization through a democratic process that encourages two-way communication between members and elected officers. USW Local 1944 has built a reputation for guarding the principles which maintain the integrity of the labour movement and which encourage commitment and activism.

Our purpose

  1. To organize workers in communications and related fields in Canada.
  2. To improve the wages and the working conditions of these workers.
  3. To advance the social, economic, and overall welfare of working people by promoting just and equitable legislation.
  4. To provide for the defense and extension of workers’ civil rights and freedoms, and the preservation of democratic trade unionism.
  5. To offer equal opportunity and treatment to all members, regardless of race, colour, creed, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, political or religious affiliation, or handicap.

Authority and Structure

The Local Union Delegated Meeting involves delegates from each Unit of USW Local 1944, meeting in solidarity to discuss and decide upon the issues that matter to our members. The Executive Board governs the Local between Local Union Delegated Meetings, and has representation from across the country.