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

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.


Tolko Committed to Rebuilding Fire Damaged Plant

POSTED: Nov 20, 2017

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.

Tolko Lakeview


Fire at Tolko Lakeview Sawmill, Williams Lake

POSTED: Nov 6, 2017

On Thursday night, at 6:20PM, a fire broke out in the Tolko Lakeview Sawmill in Williams Lake.

Tolko Lakeview Fire


Members Attend Oct 21 & Oct 22 Training

POSTED: Nov 3, 2017

Every year in October the Local Union organizes training and courses for Board Members, Grievance Committee Members, Safety Committee Members, and Job Stewards.

Training Students


USW Local 1-2017 Wins in Supreme Court, Mine Members Receive $13 Million

POSTED: Oct 31, 2017

"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."

Mining Equipment


BBQ Tolko Soda Creek and Lakeview Hit with Members

POSTED: Oct 10, 2017

Tolko BBQ

On September 27 & 28, Officers and Staff treated members to a great BBQ.


SHARP Conference One of the Best

POSTED: Sep 29, 2017

This year the SHARP Conference was held on Sept 21 & 22, in Prince George and was a roaring success.


Successful Labour Day March and Celebration in Prince George, BC

POSTED: Sep 11, 2017

Over 1500 people participated in Labour Day celebrations in Prince George, BC, on the PG City Hall lawn.


Wolverine Mine Court Case Nears End

POSTED: Aug 17, 2017

Letter from Dan Will, 3rd Vice President, regarding the Wolverine Mine Court Case.

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