I started working at Intercontinental Packers in 1976. Since that time, the Company has changed owners six times, and is now Maple Leaf Food. My current position is Inventory Control in the Maintenance Department. I have recently been re-elected for a second four-year term as the Financial Treasurer for Local 248P.
I am proud of our Union and how it represents the membership. Together we have taken great strides to consistently improve working conditions for our members, particularly in the areas of wages, benefits and health and safety. Since taking on the position of Financial Treasurer, I have encouraged others in our Local Union, especially those who have never stepped forward or tried something different, to get active. I tell them that if they get involved and take the chance to step forward in our Union, it will benefit the entire membership. Today I know that by standing up strong and working together, everyone benefits not only in our workplace, but also in our communities.