President: Roger Collison
Roger started working at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2007. Within that time, he has worked as a custodian in both Academic and Residence. In 2014 Roger became the Chief Union Steward and has taken many training courses offered by CUPE Ontario. He has been a part of the negotiating committee for the past two collective agreements. As President, he is confident that the new Executive will work hard to represent all members of the bargaining unit and will work to repair the relationships within the local. He is committed to fighting privatization and would like to see all contracted positions be returned to in-house employees.
Vice-President and Chief Steward: Jody MacDonald
Jody started working at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2007. She has worked in both Academic and Residence buildings. Over the past six years Jody has taken part in many CUPE training courses, including The Steward Learning Series. Jody was a part of the last round of negotiations and was a vital part of the bargaining committee. From 2018-2020 Jody was the OUWCC campus representative, representing CUPE 926 at meetings and conferences for the University sector. She is a current member of the WLU Campus Coalition, collaborating with other Unions on campus to discuss campus wide issues and offer support to the other Unions. She is also an active CUPE representative on the JHSC.
Secretary Treasurer: Tara Fitzgibbon
Tara started working at the University in 1997. At that time, she was a food services associate, and a union steward for UFCW. In 2001, she transferred to CUPE. She has worked both in Academic and Residence and is now a Custodial Leadhand in Residence. In addition to being a union steward, she also has experience being a recording secretary for two years. Since becoming the Secretary Treasurer, Tara has successfully completed courses and just recently attended the Secretary Treasurer Conference in Toronto. She is looking to strengthen and support her CUPE Local 926 family.
Recording Secretary: Bernie Hoogendam