Base Vice President Elections

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Base Vice President elections
Starting Tuesday, CUPE 4070 members will vote for three Vice President positions, one for each base.

There will be three separate elections. Members will vote for the candidates from their own base only.

Voting will take place from Tuesday at 6:00 am (Mountain) to the following Monday at 6:00 pm.

The nominated candidates are:

Vice President (YVR)

Connolly, Julia More information
Hill, Crystal More information

Vice President (YYC)

Benoit, Brigitte More information
Godsman, Janelle More information
Vermeire, Janene More information

Vice President (YYZ)

Money, Rebecca More information
Zalac, Boris More information

Voting problems
If you are a member in good standing, you should receive an email inviting you to vote Tuesday morning at 6:00 am. If you don’t receive one, please check your junk/spam mail.  If you still can’t find it, contact returning officer Lou Arab at larab@cupe.ca and he will make sure you get to vote.

If you receive a ballot for the wrong base, do not vote. If you vote, you will not be able to get another ballot for your own base.  Instead, contact returning officer Lou Arab at larab@cupe.ca and he will cancel your ballot and issue one to you for the correct base election.

For all elections, you must be a CUPE member to vote. If you have not yet signed a membership card and paid your $5 initiation fee, you can do so on line here: https://westjet.cupe.ca/mainline-membership/. Non-members who sign up before Friday at 5:00 pm MST will get a chance to vote in the election that ends the following Monday evening.

Possible job action at Flair
CUPE Local 4060 represents Flight Attendants at Flair. Members have voted 98% in favour of a strike after the employer tabled bargaining proposals aimed at cutting wages by as much as $10/hour and began paying new hires at the lower rate.

CUPE has served strike notice and job action could start as early as midnight tonight.

Lower wages and working conditions at Flair will hurt Flight Attendants across the industry. Our fellow CUPE members are taking this action as much for us as for themselves.

BACKGROUNDER: Learn more about the Flair strike here.

If you see picket lines for these members, please take some time to stop by and offer support. Walking the line for an hour or two, handing out materials to customers, even buying coffee for picketers are all meaningful ways to help.

Know any Flight Attendants at Swoop or Encore?
If you know any Flight Attendants at Swoop or Encore, please encourage them to join CUPE. Employees can sign up here: https://encore.cupe.ca/swoop-encore-sign-a-card/