President's Messages

August 19, 2020 - As summer starts to think about winding down, we reflect on what kind of summer, and in fact, what kind of year it has been up until now, and what lays ahead for the rest of 2020 and beyond. While COVID-19 has certainly thrown a massive-sized wrench into our daily lives and the lives of our families, friends and communities and continues to do so, we stand united in a common purpose; the health and wellbeing of each other.
July 16, 2020 - I hope you’re doing well and are staying safe. I’d like to advise all Local members that David Skrober has resigned, effective today, from his position of Regional Executive Officer Alberta on the Local 1944 Executive Board. The Board thanks Brother Skrober for his dedicated and principled contributions since being installed to the office in January 2019.
March 30, 2020 - Before I say another word, I want you to know that it is YOU as Telecommunications Workers who are keeping Canada running right now.
March 16, 2020 - As you are all aware, the global COVID-19 situation is becoming more severe every day and has begun affecting each of your workplaces and personal lives. The same is true for myself, every member of Local 1944’s leadership, and all of our staff. It’s during times like these that it’s most necessary for people to support one another, and especially our most at-risk, which is what a Union is all about. Email Outage

August 22, 2019 - Your Local Union 1944 wishes to convey our gratitude to you for your phone calls into our offices regarding the email outage. Rest assured our number one priority is your job and your job protection. Your Union has been in communication with Telus regarding their use of managers on the front lines. Naturally, we object to the use of management in customer-facing roles. 

May 9, 2019 - Our Local Union is undergoing progressive changes aimed at reinvigorating, prioritizing, and engaging our membership. For quite some time, many of you have been asking for more opportunities to be mentored or further develop your skills as activists. Ensuring our future leaders receive the education they need is a top priority for our Local’s Officers.
March 27, 2019 - I’m very pleased to announce a change to the Local’s process of scheduling Unit Meetings, and to the content of those meetings. As previously announced in my President’s Message from February 14, 2019, many of you have expressed a desire to have less structured meetings, meetings that are much more about discussion, learning and plan making rather than moving through the regular order of business, minutes, reports, etc.
March 1, 2019 - This week, USW Local 1944 Table Officers and Local Union Representatives were invited to participate in a specialized training at the United Steelworkers Canadian National Office (USW CNO).