UNITED STEELWORKERS LOCAL 1-1937


Working to improve the lives of working Men, Women and their Families in Coastal British Columbia

Welcome to the United Steelworkers
Local 1-1937

We are a large geographic Local Union representing workers in all areas of Coastal British Columbia including all of Vancouver Island, all coastal islands including Haida Gwaii and the mainland coast area from the Alaskan State border south to the Washington State border.


Our Local Union was created through the amalgamation of former I.W.A Local Unions that merged together over the years, including Locals 1-71, 1-80, 1-118, 1-217, 1-363 and 1-85. IWA-Canada merged with the United Steelworkers in 2004.


USW Locals 1-80 (including 1-118), 1-363 and 1-2171(including 1-71 and 1-217) merged in 2009 to form what is now Local 1-1937. In 2017 USW Local 1-85 merged with USW 1-1937 to form one of the largest USW Locals in Canada


The moniker 1-1937 was chosen as the 1 represents the historic Region 1 of the former International Woodworkers of America (IWA) and 1937 represents the first year that IWA Locals were chartered in British Columbia.


Today, USW Local 1-1937 proudly represents approximately 6000 men and women on the Coast of British Columbia working in all sectors of the economy.





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WORKING FORESTS CAMPAIGN

LOCAL UNION MERGER RATIFIED

Date July 05, 2017

Effective June 23, 2017 Local 1-1937 and Local 1-85 ratified a merger of the two Local Unions creating one of the largest USW Local Unions in Canada.

Local 1-1937 ratification vote was 94% in favour and Local 1-85 ratification vote was 89% in favour, respectively.

The membership has made a strong statement that they see the value in a large, strong, and effective United Steelworkers Local 1- 1937 going forward.

As noted in the merger information mailed to all members, this merger will improve our Local Unions effectiveness in Bargaining, Communication, Education, and other key areas, as well as realizing numerous cost savings.

While some members changed their Locals number as part of this merger we need to keep in mind that we have always been a part of the same organization, except now we will work harder together with the benefit of our combined experience and collective strength in numbers.

In Solidarity

The Executive Board of Local 1-1937