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Member Announcements

2016 Local Union Officer Changes

With Art Prevost deciding to step away from the position of Local 1-425 Financial Secretary, the Local wishes to offer thanks to Art Prevost for his service to the union.

Moving into Art's position in the local office is former 1st Vice President Brad Mores. Mark Bissat moves from Local 1-425 2nd Vice President to 1st Vice President.

Also making a change is Jason Hughes who moves up to 2nd Vice-President; Danae Moore steps into the 3rd Vice-President position; George Matias goes to 4th Vice-President, and Mike Christensen becomes the Recording Secretary.

Mark Bissat - 1st Vice President Brad Mores - Financial Secretary

IWA Forest Industry Pension Plan

IWA Forest Industry Pension Plan
The IWA Forest Industry Pension Trust and Plan were established in 1973 by an agreement between the I.W.A. and forest industry employers. The Plan pays pension benefits to vested retired members of contributing companies based on number of years of service in our Plan. There are currently about 400 companies participating and submitting contributions on behalf of approximately 15,000 members. The Plan is jointly funded by employers and members. The administration of the Plan is overseen by a Board of Trustees equally representing the United Steelworkers (formerly I.W.A. Canada) and forest industry employers.

To contact the IWA Forest Industry Pension Plan office in Burnaby for questions and/or other inquires, click here. And also found on this website under LINKS above.

All Local 1-425 Members - Please ensure that the Local Union has your correct mailing address and contact information.

Member Services Forms - Find the Change of Address form, Exoneration form, Refund form, and Pre-Retirement Designation of Beneficiary form on the Member Services page.

South Cariboo Community Fund - The South Cariboo Community Fund is made up of funds raised in the South Cariboo through the United Way and every dollar will be returned to the South Cariboo community for projects benefiting the people who live here. Funding decisions are made by a local committee that understands the needs and priorities of the South Cariboo. For an application form, click here ^top

USW Local 1-425

Our Mandate
The mandate of United Steelworkers Local 1-425 is to organize the unorganized. The amount of members organized will never be as important as this Local's commitment to fairness and equality in the workplace. Together, we will continue to work towards improvements to pay and benefits, job security, and seniority rights. We will continue to strive to improve the health and safety conditions and improve holidays and vacations for our members. This is USW Local 1-425's commitment to our members and to those who wish to join us.

The United Steelworkers represents 1.2 million working and retired members throughout the United States and Canada who are working together to improve our jobs; to build a better future for our families; and to promote fairness, justice and equality both on the job and for teh betterment of society.

Our local union is considered a resource, an organization that helps us achieve those goals, a network made up of hundreds of thousands of workers just like you; all united to face the challenge of an ever-changing workplace in a constantly changing world.

USW union members work in just about every sector of the North American economy, from metals to mining and manufacturing; from health care to various services in both the public and private sectors. Together, we make our union one of the most diverse in the world. 

USW Local 1-425

Contact Information
Telephone - 250-398-8248
Toll Free (within BC) 1-888-398-8248
Fax - 250-398-6218
Postal Mailing Address - 124 C North Second Avenue Williams Lake BC V2G 1Z6
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