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Megan Whitfield

“Never underestimate the power of a woman. As the world is on fire we will burn, but we will rise and we will accomplish and achieve.” – Megan Whitfield Megan Whitfield embodied all of these characteristics and so much more, and the void her passing has left at CUPW, and within the labour movement, will never be fully filled. Megan began her career at Canada Post in 1998 as a postal clerk at the South Central Letter Processing Plant in

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Sharon Paris

Sister Sharon Paris is a Nova Scotian Canadian who shares both Black and Aboriginal decent. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Coalition of Black Trade Union (CBTU) Ontario Chapter and has recently been re-elected to a fourth term as Assistant Secretary Treasurer of Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) Toronto Local. Sister Paris is also an Executive Board member of both CUPW and CBTU’s Ontario Chapter.

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Jan Simpson

FROM THE CUPW WEBSITE: Historic Election at CUPW: Postal Workers Elect First Female Black President Friday May 17 2019A record number of women also elected to the National Executive Committee For Immediate Release OTTAWA – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has elected Jan Simpson, a postal worker from the Scarborough local, as the union’s new National President. She becomes the first black woman to lead a national union in Canada. Julee Sanderson from the Saskatoon local was elected

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Ruth Lor

I was born in Brockville, Ontario into a Chinese restaurant family. Whenever we traveled, our mother wanted to try out new restaurants for ideas to improve ours. So I started reviewing restaurants while very young. At college, I found that the people who had traveled usually won the arguments so after I graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in psychology and a degree in social work, I wanted to see the world, to continue learning, and to

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Yolanda McClean

An experienced leader and champion in the fight for equality, Yolanda McClean the is CUPE National’s Diversity Vice-President and is the 2nd Vice President for CUPE Ontario. She is a progressive voice for change and inclusion in CUPE, the labour movement and the community.  Yolanda has developed strong anti-racism programs for workers of colour in CUPE sectors across Canada. Yolanda is the president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist, providing a strong voice for black worker within the trade union

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