Read the January President's Report
The Interior Wage and Contact Conference for the main forest sector will be held in Kamloops, BC, March 20th to March 21st.
Don and Brian present a $2,000 dollar cheque from the USW Humanity Fund.
A new WOOD MARKETS/FEA Five Year Softwood Lumber Forecast projects continued shifting markets and prices throughout 2018, due to US duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber exports.
On December 13th, 2017 the Union was back at the Supreme Court to deal with the continuing bankruptcy of Walter Energy. There was an extension of the stay until February 28th, 2018.
Two meetings were held in Williams lake to provide information to the members regarding new shifting schedules at the Lakeview operation, Tolko Soda Creek and Tolko Quest in Quesnel.
Everyone took a break from Mount Polley Mine Negotiations to present a cheque to the Salvation Army for $1,000.00.
It was welcome news to the 175 members at Tolko Lakeview in Williams Lake that work has already started on the cleanup and rebuilding of the operation.
On Thursday night, at 6:20PM, a fire broke out in the Tolko Lakeview Sawmill in Williams Lake.
Every year in October the Local Union organizes training and courses for Board Members, Grievance Committee Members, Safety Committee Members, and Job Stewards.
"This is a precedent setting case," said USW Local 1-2017 Business Agent, Dan Will. "With support from our District Director Stephen Hunt, we retained the law firm of Victory Square Law Office in Vancouver to fight this case and we were successful after the three and a half (3 ½) year battle."
On September 27 & 28, Officers and Staff treated members to a great BBQ.
This year the SHARP Conference was held on Sept 21 & 22, in Prince George and was a roaring success.
Over 1500 people participated in Labour Day celebrations in Prince George, BC, on the PG City Hall lawn.
Letter from Dan Will, 3rd Vice President, regarding the Wolverine Mine Court Case.
Some important information from Service Canada regarding Employment Insurance.
Some important information for those members affected by the fires in the region.
Recent letter (June 12, 2017) from Dan Will, 3rd Vice President Local 1-2017, to members of Wolverine Mines.
Letter regarding the merger between Locals 1-425 & 1-424, including listing of new Officers.
Letter from Don Iwaskow, Financial Secretary, about the Founding Convention.