Election results: Recording Secretary

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Election results: Recording Secretary

Here are the results from the election for Recording Secretary:

Di Virgilio, Marco 813
MacDonald, Elyse 358

Congratulations to Marco Di Virgilio, our newly elected Recording Secretary!

 

Base Vice President elections

Starting tomorrow, 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, December 11, 2018 at 6:00 am (Mountain) to the following Monday, December 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

 

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 (Sarasin), 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.  Contact returning officer Lou Arab at larab@cupe.ca and he will cancel your ballot and issue one to you for the correct 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 online here: https://westjet.cupe.ca/mainline-membership/. Non-members who sign up before Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm MST will get a chance to vote in the election that ends the following Monday evening.

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/.

 

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/

Election results: Secretary-Treasurer

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Election for Secretary-Treasurer
Balloting for Secretary-Treasurer has ended.  The results are:

Girard, JP 257
Sutaria, Kruti 345
MacLean, Riley 260
Wilcox, Kimberley 98

Congratulations to Kruti Sutaria, our first Secretary-Treasurer

Next election: Recording Secretary
The next election is for the position of Recording Secretary. Polls open tomorrow at 6:00 am and continue to Monday December 10th at 6:00 pm (all times Mountain Standard).

The candidates are:

Di Virgilio, Marco More information
MacDonald, Elyse More information

Ballot trouble?
If you are a member in good standing, you should receive an email inviting you to vote tomorrow 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.

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.

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/

A message to cabin crew members of CUPE 4070

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As your newly elected President and Vice-President, we are both excited, and honoured to be able to communicate to you for the first time. Since we have now established the first two roles of our Local Executive, we agreed that it is imperative that we update you as to what has been going on behind the scenes, while you continue to elect and make your choices for the many critical positions remaining within our Local.

As we look ahead at the challenges that lie in wait, we want you to know that in the days since our respective elections, things have been moving forward quickly.

Earlier this week, Chris along with CUPE National Representative Aneen Albus met at the Campus in YYC with Jason Begley, Director Labour Relations and Andrea Caddigan, Manager Labour Relations for WestJet. The meeting was an opportunity for Chris to meet the Labour Relations team who will be representing the company as we build our Local, and on behalf of our members, build on the work that our CUPE National Representatives have been doing since certification. During the meeting, the company indicated that earning trust with our Local’s leadership and members is a priority for them, as we lay the foundation for our working relationship, and ultimately the collective bargaining process. On behalf of the membership, we reciprocated the desire to work respectfully, and towards the building of earned trust between the company and our CUPE team.

We are currently working with WestJet to negotiate schedule release parameters for our Bargaining Committee and Executive, as well as for CUPE specific union training for other elected members. We are committed to the concept that all executive team members (President and Vice-President included) will continue to fly the line and we are working through a detailed plan for balancing the schedules of those elected to the Bargaining Committee and the Local Executive.

Training dates are being set, some of which are already scheduled for January and February. Proper channels of communication are being organized as we setup our Local for the very first time.

Next week, Chris will be attending a full-day of meetings in YVR with the Presidents of all other CUPE airline Locals from across Canada. As an elected CUPE President he will, for the first time in our history, be able to officially network, share and discuss the operating environments of our workgroup as well as those of our cabin crew brothers and sisters from across almost every major carrier in Canada.

We jointly commit to keeping communication with all of you, the membership, top-of-mind as we move forward with the work ahead.

In solidarity,

Chris Rauenbusch. CUPE Local 4070, President
&
Jamie Loiselle, CUPE Local 4070, Vice-President

 

Election for Secretary Treasurer

The CUPE 4070 election for Secretary Treasurer continues.  Polls are open until Monday December 3rd at 6:00 pm Mountain.

The candidates are:

Girard, JP More information
Sutaria, Kruti More information
MacLean, Riley More information
Wilcox, Kimberley More information

 

Make sure to vote!

 

Next election: Recording Secretary

The next election is for the position of Recording Secretary. Polls are open from Tuesday December 4th at 6:00 am to Monday December 10th at 6:00 pm (all times Mountain Standard).

The candidates are:

Di Virgilio, Marco More information
MacDonald, Elyse More information

 

Ballot trouble?

If you are a member in good standing, you should receive an email inviting you to vote on the Tuesday morning each ballot starts. 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.

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.

 

Correction

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It has come to my attention  that the ballot for Secretary-Treasurer contains a misspelling of one of the candidate’s names.

JP Girard is misspelled as JP ‘Gerard.’

I apologize for the error. Unfortunately, it cannot be corrected without re-starting the vote and nulling the votes that have already been cast.

If you wish to vote for JP Girard for the position, please be aware that all votes cast for “JP Gerard” will count toward JP Girard.

Sincerely,

Lou Arab
Returning Officer

Election Results – Vice President

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Balloting for Vice President has closed. Here are the results.

Balfour, Alec 27
Benoit, Brigitte 470
Loiselle, Jamie 497
MacDonald, Elyse 261
Zalac, Boris 75

 

Congratulations to Jamie Loiselle, our new Vice President.

 

Election for Secretary Treasurer

The CUPE 4070 election for Secretary Treasurer starts Tuesday morning at 6:00 am Mountain time.  Polls are open until Monday December 3rd at 6:00 pm Mountain.

The candidates are:

Girard, JP More information
Sutaria, Kruti More information
MacLean, Riley More information
Wilcox, Kimberley More information

 

 

Ballot trouble?

If you are a member in good standing, you should receive an email inviting you to vote Tuesday morning. 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.

 

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 (November 30) at 5:00 pm MST will get a chance to vote for Secretary Treasurer.

Election for Secretary-Treasurer

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Election for Secretary Treasurer

The election for CUPE 4070 Secretary Treasurer starts Tuesday morning at 6:00 am Mountain time. Polls are open until Monday December 3rd at 6:00 pm Mountain.

The candidates are:

Girard, JP More information
Sutaria, Kruti More information
MacLean, Riley More information
Wilcox, Kimberley More information

 

Ballot trouble?
If you are a member in good standing, you should receive an email inviting you to vote Tuesday morning. 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.

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 (November 30) at 5:00 pm MST will get a chance to vote for Secretary Treasurer.

 

Upcoming elections
Candidates have until 48 hours before ballots open to provide CUPE with their biographical/information material. We will forward links to that material at a later date.

Recording Secretary (December 4 – December 10)
The following candidates have been nominated for the position:

  • Di Virgilio, Marco
  • MacDonald, Elyse

Base Vice-Presidents (December 11- December 17)
The following candidates have been nominated for the position of Base VP (YVR):

  • Connolly, Julia
  • Hill, Crystal

The following candidates have been nominated for the position of Base VP (YYC):

  • Balfour, Alec
  • Benoit, Brigitte
  • Godsman, Janelle
  • McDonald, Laura
  • Vermeire, Janene

The following candidates have been nominated for the position of Base VP (YYZ):

  • Money (Sarasin), Rebecca
  • Steed, Ashlee
  • Zalac, Boris

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/

Election results

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Polls in the election for President have closed.

The results are as follows:

Benoit, Brigitte 170
Rauenbusch, Chris  995
Simmonds, Patricia 78
Steed, Ashley 167
Zalac, Boris 69

Congratulations to Chris Rauenbusch!

We all wish you the best success as the first President of CUPE Local 4070.

 

 

 

Vice Presidential election

The election for Vice President starts tomorrow at 6:00 am Mountain time.  Ballots are open until 6:00 pm on Monday November 26.

The candidates are:

Balfour, Alec No information provided
Benoit, Brigitte More info
Loiselle, Jamie More info
MacDonald, Elyse More info
Zalac, Boris More info

Ballot trouble?

If you are a member in good standing, you should receive an email inviting you to vote tomorrow morning. 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.

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/

Upcoming elections at CUPE 4070

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The election for CUPE Local President is still on-going, members have until 6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on Monday to cast their ballots.

Results will be posted as soon as possible after the close of ballots.

Next up: Vice President (November 20-26)

The following candidates have put forward their names to run for Vice President (Chief Steward):

  • Balfour, Alec                                     No information provided
  • Benoit, Brigitte                                 More info
  • Loiselle, Jamie                                  More info
  • MacDonald, Elyse                            More info
  • Zalac, Boris                                       More info

Three of these candidates are currently running for President. Should one of them win, their name will be dropped from the ballot.

Future elections:

Secretary Treasurer (November 27-December 4)

The following candidates have been nominated for the position:

  • Girard, JP
  • Sutaria, Kruti
  • MacLean, Riley
  • Wilcox, Kimberley

Candidates have until 48 hours before ballots open to provide CUPE with their biographical/information material. We will forward links to that material at a later date.

 

Recording Secretary (December 4 – December 10)

The following candidates have been nominated for the position:

  • Di Virgilio, Marco
  • MacDonald, Elyse

Candidates have until 48 hours before ballots open to provide CUPE with their biographical/information material. We will forward links to that material at a later date.

Base Vice-Presidents (December 11- December 17)

The following candidates have been nominated for the position of Base VP (YVR):

  • Connolly, Julia
  • D’orazio, Aurelio
  • Hill, Crystal
  • MacDonald, Elyse

The following candidates have been nominated for the position of Base VP (YYC):

  • Balfour, Alec
  • Benoit, Brigitte
  • Godsman, Janelle
  • McDonald, Laura
  • Vermeire, Janene

The following candidates have been nominated for the position of Base VP (YYZ):

  • Money (Sarasin), Rebecca
  • Steed, Ashlee
  • Zalac, Boris

Candidates have until 48 hours before ballots open to provide CUPE with their biographical/information material. We will forward links to that material at a later date.

Base VP elections will be held among the members of each individual base. In other words, only members at YYC will vote for the YYC Base VP.

Elections in 2019

Dates have been set for the election of Committee members and shop stewards (January 15-21) as well as Trustees (January 22-28).  We will provide more information about these elections and the candidates at a later date.

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/

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/

Your CUPE/WestJet staff team

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CUPE staff members assigned to WestJet are meeting in Edmonton today to coordinate and work on your issues. Put faces to the names of the people working hard for you.
Back row from left: Mary Elizabeth Archer – Support Staff (Edmonton), Lou Arab – Communications Representative (Edmonton), Troy Winters – Health and Safety Director, Janet Dassinger – Airlines Researcher (Ottawa), Alejandro Pachon – Research Representative (Edmonton), Audrey Barr – Education Representative (Edmonton), Chantale Grenon-Nyenhuis – National Office (Ottawa), Carla Cooper – Support Staff (Edmonton), Ella Henry – Legal Representative (Edmonton). Seated from left: Sanford Lee – National Representative (YVR), Aneen Albus – National Representative (YYC), Faiz Ahmed – National Representative (YYZ). Inset – Kelly Bateman – Support Staff (Calgary).