Young Worker (Under 35)
When the local union by-laws were being re written in 2015 the board and membership of the local union agreed it was important to have a young workers voice and perspective on the board and created a new position on the Executive Board for a young worker. The position was created to ensure that issues related to young workers and new members are brought to the attention of the Executive Board and membership of the Local Union. Pursuant to the Bylaws the young worker must be under the age of 35 on the date the ballot box closes.The Young Worker will work with the Executive Board to develop and recommend a succession and education plan to integrate young workers into the local union and develop new leaders.
Jake McCready was hired at GM in October of 2013 and is actively involved in the community. Jake has played and refereed lacross and has helped raise funds for Gillian’s Place by participating in the “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” fundraiser. Jake attended the Family Education Program with his family and looks forward to returning to the centre in the near future. Jake has also had a very successful career as a lacrosse player.
Jakes Lacrosse Career
- St. Catharines athletics minor lacrosse association (won most improved player 2007),
- NOTL junior B Thunderhawks (won rookie of the year 2009),
- Holy Cross Raiders catholic high school (three time provincial medalist at OFSAA),
- Niagara U-19 Raiders ( two time Ontario championships),
- St. Catharines junior A athletics (won dedication award 2012),
- St.Catharines Sr.B Saints ( won the Sr.B Ontario and national championship 2013)
- Currently Jake plays for the Can-Am Sr.B Tuscarora Tomahawks
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Young Workers Postings
UNIFOR Pub Night. The young Workers Committee has organised a Pub Night at the Union hall following the Ball Hockey...
Friday 28th October – Melodie Zarlenga from Local 199’s Young Workers Committee presented a cheque to RAFT for $250 today....
Order your A1 Status Shirts The Young workers committee has designed T shirts for 2016 bargaining, The shirts are black...
The Young Workers Committee are excited to announce we have made our first community partnership with RAFT. In todays society we have...
Local 199 has just redesigned the local union website, the Young Workers Committee has their own page and an area where we can post articles, links and information that will be of interest to young workers. We would like to invite you to tell us what you would like to see posted, send your ideas and suggestions to Jake and Melodie.
July 13th 2016, Two members of the young workers committee, Jake McCready & Melodie Zarlenga , attended the Young Workers...
The Education committee has scheduled a 3 day grievance handling course Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th of September 2016. If...