Upcoming Standing Committee Elections

The election for Unifor Local 199’s Standing Committees has been announced and will be taking place Wednesday, October 16th, 2019.

The membership had expressed how pleased they were to see the amount of young workers and new hires who ran in all elections that were held this past spring. As a new generation of workers, we realize how important it is for us to learn from the valuable experiences and knowledge that those before us have to offer.

This fall, take the opportunity to become involved with our union through our Standing Committee elections. Joining one of Local 199’s Standing Committees is a great entry point to the union if you think it may be something for you. By joining you are able to familiarize yourself with the inner workings of the union, while also becoming involved and creating opportunities to give back to our community. Local 199 has a number of committees to fit your interests, these include;

  • Community Services
  • Education
  • Environmental
  • Human Rights
  • LGBT+
  • Recreation
  • Union in Politics
  • Women’s Committee
  • Young Workers

I would like to highlight the importance of the Young Workers Committee. This committee allows Young Workers to discuss and raise awareness regarding issues relevant to us in our workplace & community. It is a great place to begin to familiarize yourself with the structures and culture of the union. The committee strives to maintain an active and informed young membership. You do not have to be experienced with the Union to join this committee, as this is the best place to start! Over the past 4 years young workers have attended conferences in Toronto and Port Elgin, raised funds and collected clothes for RAFT, help organize a trivia night in partnership with the United Way and submitted resolutions for the bargaining convention.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I run in the upcoming Standing Committee Elections?

You must nominate yourself by filling out a nomination form and placing it in the nomination box.

Where is the nomination box?

The nomination box, as well as nomination forms, are located at the Unifor Union Hall (124 Bunting Rd, St. Catharines). The nomination box has been opened and will remain

open until Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at 3:30pm. You must fill out a nomination form before this date, between 9:00am and 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

Can I run for more than one committee?

Yes, a member can run for a maximum of 2 out of the 9 committees.

How many members are elected to a committee?

Each committee has 3 to be elected.

When will the actual election take place?

A hall vote will take place on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. This is the same date as the monthly General Membership meeting. Actual voting time will be on the Notice of Election to follow.

Will there be an advance vote?

If an election is necessary, an advance vote will be on October 9th, 2019 from 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. upstairs at the Union hall.

If you are interested and want more information about the Young Workers Committee please contact me

In Solidarity,
Erika Mauro,
Young Workers Liaison & Executive Board Member