USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3G7
Tel: 250.563.7771 | Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 | Fax: 250.563.0274

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC,
V2L 3G7

Phone Numbers
Tel: 250.563.7771
Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 
Fax: 250.563.0274
E-mail:

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3G7
Tel: 250.563.7771 | Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 | Fax: 250.563.0274

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC,
V2L 3G7

Phone Numbers
Tel: 250.563.7771
Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 
Fax: 250.563.0274
E-mail:

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News

BC - USW Forestry Locals Unite for Bargaining

POSTED: Jun 28, 2018

USW Bargaining Committee

Your USW Bargaining Committee reconvened with the Council on Northern Interior Forest Employment Relations (CONIFER) in Prince George, BC, on June 26th. For the first time in more than a decade, all BC USW forestry locals, representing more than 17,000 members, stood together in unity at that provincial bargaining table.


On The Line #3 - To All Mt. Polley Members

POSTED: Jun 21, 2018

Monday June 18th was a busy day at the Bootjack FSR picket line. Our membership turned out in force to welcome President of the BC Federation of Labour (the Fed), Irene Lanzinger. Although it was not planned, it turned out the Sands Bulk Fuel truck arrived just before Irene’s presentation. Due to the very large number of people who were onsite, an escort from the minesite was requested (for safety reasons).


On The Line #2 - To All Mt. Polley Members

POSTED: Jun 17, 2018

Mount Polley Lockout

We would like to ask all available/able members to attend the Bootjack picket line on:

Monday, JUNE 18 at 9:00 a.m.

That’s when we will be welcoming the President of the BC Federation of Labour, Irene Lanzinger, as well as representatives from our Union Executive.


Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour to Attend Mount Polley

POSTED: Jun 16, 2018

Irene Lanzinger Speaking at 2018 AGM

Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour, will be attending the Mount Polley Mine Picket Line in support of USW Local 1-2017 miners currently involved in a lockout/strike.


On The Line - To All Mt. Polley Members

POSTED: Jun 13, 2018

Workers Locked Out at Mt. Polley Mine

As our members are no doubt aware, the unionized workforce at Mount Polley Mine continues to maintain picket lines at entry points into the minesite. Unfortunately we have had little choice in this action as the Company started the labour dispute with a lockout at 3 a.m. on the morning of May 23rd.


USW Provincial Forestry Bargaining Process Updates

POSTED: May 30, 2018

As most are aware the USW has successfully pattern bargained in BC for more than 60 years.  USW members from sites across the southern interior and northern BC submitted resolutions to the wage and contract conference to be reviewed and democratically endorsed as bargaining proposals. After proposals are exchanged your committee meets to decide which employer appears prepared to negotiate a new agreement which will be taken to all employer groups. 


Mount Polley Mine Members Locked Out

POSTED: May 28, 2018

At 3:00 a.m. on May 23, 2018, Mount Polley Mine locked out the members of United Steelworkers Local 1-2017. Their purpose? To impose their last offer on USW members – which includes several major concessions.


USW Local 1-2017 Held First Annual General Meeting

POSTED: May 1, 2018

On the weekend of April 21st and 22nd the new USW Local 1-2017 held their first Annual General Meeting at The Coast Inn of the North, Prince George.


USW Members and Officers Rally in Front of the Ramada in Prince George in support of Unite Here Local 40

POSTED: Apr 20, 2018

USW Members and Officers Rally in Front of the Ramada in Prince George in support of Unite Here Local 40 members, to demand a fair collective agreement.


New Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG) Program

POSTED: Apr 16, 2018

On April 4th, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training opened a new Canada-B.C. Job Grant (CJG) program funded under  the Workforce Development Agreement.  


New Court Ordered Delay – Wolverine Mine

POSTED: Apr 10, 2018

In the Supreme Court Case with Walter Energy, the Court was petitioned to extend the stay until April 16, 2018. 


Connecting BIG ideas with Practical Solutions at RFG2018

POSTED: Mar 28, 2018


It’s all about being innovative, provocative and engaging at Resources for Future Generations 2018.

The 4-day scientific program will feature an opening plenary session, as well as themed special sessions throughout the technical program, all of which aim to spark energetic conversation and debate on how to tackle earth’s most pressing challenges.


President's Report - January 2018

POSTED: Feb 2, 2018

Read the January President's Report


USW District 3 Director Writes Letter to BC Environment Minister Urging to Allow the Trans Mountain Pipeline

POSTED: Feb 2, 2018

USW District 3 Director, Stephen Hunt, has publicly released a letter he wrote to BC Environment Minister, Hon. George Heyman


Interior Forestry Wage & Contract Conference 2018

POSTED: Jan 26, 2018

The Interior Wage and Contact Conference for the main forest sector will be held in Kamloops, BC, March 20th to March 21st.


USW Local 1-2017 Members Present Cheque to Society of St. Vincent de Paul

POSTED: Jan 1, 2018

Don and Brian present a $2,000 dollar cheque from the USW Humanity Fund.


Lumber Prices Projected to be Record Levels in 2018

POSTED: Jan 1, 2018

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.


Walter Energy Plan to be Approved

POSTED: Dec 18, 2017

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.


USW Local 1-2017 Holds Information Meetings for Tolko Lakeview Members

POSTED: Nov 30, 2017

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.


USW Local 1-2017 Members Present Cheque to Salvation Army

POSTED: Nov 29, 2017

Everyone took a break from Mount Polley Mine Negotiations to present a cheque to the Salvation Army for $1,000.00.