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2019 ANNUAL BBQ

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INTERFOR BARGAINING

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USW Announces Changes in Leadership

USW Announces Changes in Leadership May 29, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 29, 2019 (Pittsburgh) – The United Steelworkers (USW) union today announced changes in its leadership as a result of a series of retirements, including USW International President Leo W. Gerard, Secretary-Treasurer Stan Johnson and Vice Presidents Carol Landry and Jon Geenen.   The union’s International Executive Board (IEB) passed a resolution approving the plan and the transition,...

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Advice to Unit Presidents/Stewards about Accommodations

Advice about Accommodations What does the law say about workplace accommodations for individuals with disabilities? Workplace discrimination and harassment on the basis of any of the “prohibited grounds” listed specifically in the BC Human Rights Code are illegal.  “Disability” is one of the prohibited grounds.  While the discussion below focuses on the rights of individuals with disabilities, there are other prohibited...

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WORKERS COMPENSATION SYSTEM REVIEW

The British Columbia government is committed to shifting the existing workers’ compensation system to better support injured workers and to increase the confidence of workers and employers in the system. READ ANNOUNCEMENT An independent review is underway to advise government on how to shift the workers’ compensation system to become more worker-centered. The review is being led by retired labour lawyer Janet Patterson, who was appointed in April 2019. The review will...

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IWA–Forest Industry Pension and LTD Plans

WHO WE ARE Established to support Canadian forestry workers and their families, the IWA–Forest Industry Pension and LTD Plans provide pension and disability benefits and rehabilitation services to members. The plans are intended to supplement members’ government retirement benefits and provide financial protection in the event of illness and injury. Both plans are a valuable part of members’ financial security in retirement and beyond. These two plans are administered by...

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Vancouver Steelworkers Pension Plan

  Summary of Plan Provisions as at January 1, 2019 The Vancouver Steelworkers Pension Plan has been in operation since 1960 under the terms of collective agreements between various locals of the United Steelworkers and several employers of its members in the Vancouver area. The plan is solely administered by a Union Trusteed Board appointed by the Union from the membership. There have been a number of improvements in the plan since its establishment. Together with your pension from...

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IWA (Forestry Industry) PENSION PLAN

PENSION FAQS   Pre-retirement                               1. When can I retire? As an active plan member, you may retire at age 60 with a full pension, or as early as age 55 with a reduced pension.  If you leave the industry and break service before age 55, you will become an inactive plan member. You will be entitled to receive a full pension benefit at age 65 or a reduced pension...

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FIR Construction Agreement Bargaining

Coast Construction Agreement Bargaining

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ANNUAL DELEGATED MEETING 2019

LOCAL UNION REPORT The Officers and Staff would like to welcome all delegates, members, and guests to the 10th Annual Delegated Meeting of the United Steelworkers Local 2009. This report is intended to highlight the significant Local Union activities throughout the year. It does not include all of the business conducted by the Local Union. See pictures of this Event FINANCIAL REPORT In 2018 the Local Union had an average of 2,866 members which is a decrease from the prior year of...

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