About Us

Welcome To United Steelworkers Local 1-1937

We Are A Large Geographic Local Union Representing Workers In All Areas And Sectors 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.

IWA-Canada (Industrial, Wood And Allied Workers) Merged With The United Steelworkers In 2004.

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.

USW Locals 1-80 , 1-363 And 1-2171 Merged In 2009 To Form What Is Now Local 1-1937. In 2017 Local 1-85 Of Port Alberni Merged With Local 1-1937 To Create One Local Union Servicing All Of Vancouver Island And The Coast Of British Columbia.

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.