CUPE BC 2021 Convention ends with new leadership, Karen Ranalletta elected president
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – (BUSINESS WIRE) – CUPE BC’s very first virtual convention. concluded today, closing three days of debate, reports, guest speakers and the election of a new executive council. Karen Ranalletta was elected president, CUPE BC’s first woman president. in 26 years, while Trevor Davies was re-elected secretary-treasurer by acclamation.
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New CUPE-BC executive. 2021 (Graphic: Business Wire)
“I would like to thank the delegates for their support and the trust they place in me. It’s a truly humbling moment, ”said Ranalletta. “I am delighted to have been elected along with Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies to continue the work of representing the more than 100,000 workers who belong to CUPE across British Columbia.
“I would like to thank everyone who nominated their name at all levels of the Board of Directors, and I am committed to working as hard as possible every day to represent and defend our members.
Prior to her election as President, Ranalletta served three terms as General Vice President. She is the president of CUPE 2950 (representing over 1,500 University of British Columbia office and library workers). In addition to her role as GVP, she represents CUPE British Columbia as the leader (vice-president) of the British Columbia Federation of Labor and chairs the Fed Health and Safety Committee of the British Columbia. She also chairs the CUPE BC university and young worker committees. and is a member of CUPE’s National Post-Secondary Education Task Force. Finally, she sits on the board of directors of the BC Labor Heritage Center – an organization dedicated to preserving and defending the history of working people in British Columbia.
In addition to the two full-time officer positions, delegates elected four general vice-presidents, which regional caucuses elected regional vice-presidents, and equity caucuses elected diversity vice-presidents. . (See below for the full list of the Executive Board.)
Delegates debated dozens of resolutions as they set the course for next year for BC’s largest union. The online convention featured video messages from Premier John Horgan, BC Federation of Labor President Laird Cronk, Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and HEU President Barb Nederpel.
CUPE British Columbia 2021-2023 Executive Council
President: Karen ranalletta
Secretary Treasurer: Trevor Davies
General Vice-Presidents (4):
Vice Presidents of Diversity (DVP):
DVP, Indigenous members
Shelley Saje Ricci
Deea Bailey (Alternate DVP)
DVP, racialized workers
Nicole Cabrejos (substitute DVP)
DVP, disabled people
Laurie Whyte (Deputy DVP)
DVP, pink triangle
Hailey Fielden (Deputy DVP)
Regional Vice Presidents
Debra Merrier (Alternate RVP)
RVP, Vancouver Island
Dan MacBeth (Alternate RVP)
Lois Rugg (Alternate RVP)
RVP, Fraser Valley
Tony Rebelo (Alternate RVP)
Michelle Bennett (Alternate RVP)
Monica Brady (Alternate RVP)
Jose van berkel
Source: Canadian Union of Public Employees