Executive

Deborah Jones

Recorder

Deborah Jones has been on the Local 832 executive board since 1998. She has been a security officer at Garda since May 1995. Deborah has been a shop stewards since 1996, and the chief shop steward since 2001. She worked with the union and training centre to assist in developing the training for security guards, which has been legislated in Manitoba. She is on Local 832′s women’s committee and social committee and represents the Local on the Manitoba Federation of Labour Women’s Committee and the Winnipeg Labour Council executive.

Tom Biebrich

Vice President

Tom has worked at Sun Gro Horticulture for about 37 years, and is currently a packaging supervisor. He is the chief shop steward as well as a health and safety committee member. Tom has been involved in negotiations, worked as a relief rep and facilitated at the training centre. He has been a vice-president on the Local’s executive board since 2014. Tom is an avid motorcyclist, golfer and enjoys all sports.

Kathy Brnjas

Vice President

Kathy has been employed at Loblaw (formerly Westfair Foods) since May 20, 1980. For over 20 years, she has been a shop steward and a co-Chair on the health and safety committee. Kathy also served on the UFCW Training Centre Advisory Committee and involved with negotiations for the last three union contracts. She has been a vice-president on the Local’s executive board since 2002.

Dean Rodwell

Vice President

Dean Rodwell has been a member of UFCW since 2000 at Maple Leaf in Brandon. Dean works in the maintenance department at the plant and holds his plumbers and commercial (A) gas licence. He’s been a member of the negotiating committee for the last three collective agreements and has been the chief steward since 2003. Dean also facilitates courses for the union’s training centre in Brandon since 2005. He has been a relief rep for the Local. Dean has been a vice presidents on the Local's executive board since 2010.

Dianne Gibson-Pierce

Vice President

Since October 1987, Dianne has worked for Loblaw (formerly Westfair Foods). She has been a member of the health and safety committee for over 20 years and the worker co-Chair since 2000. Dianne has also been a shop steward since the early 1990s and a member of the union negotiating committee for the last two rounds of bargaining. She has served as a vice-president on the Local's executive board since April 2007.

Frank Manaigre

Vice President

Frank has worked at Granny's Poultry since 1981. He is a shop steward and has sat on the negotiating committee. Frank is a very strong union supporter and is always there for his co-workers. Frank has been a vice-presidents on the Local's executive board since January 2014.

Jeremy Miller

Vice President

Jeremy Miller joined UFCW Local 832 on November 1, 2010, when his UFCW Local 227W merged with Local 832. Jeremy was the president of 227w, a small local made up of the 22 Malteurop plant employees. Jeremy is a shop steward and has been a member of the bargaining committee for the last three rounds of negotiations. He has been on the Local's executive board since November 5, 2010.

Marisa Pasquarelli

Vice President

Marisa Pasquarelli joined UFCW Local 832 on June 20, 1998. She currently works at the Grace Hospital for Diagnostic Services Manitoba. Marisa joined the executive board in 2011. She is also a shop steward and previously also participated in the advisory board. Marisa was also a health and safety committee member from 2011 to 2014 and participated on the bargaining committees for two rounds of negotiations.

John Sulyma

Vice President

John Sulyma was appointed to the board on January 18, 2013. John has been employed at Pepsi since June 19, 1985. He is involved in the union and has been an active shop steward at the Winnipeg plant for over 20 years. John has also assisted on the bargaining committee.

Eric Flett

Vice President

Eric joined UFCW Local 832 on January 1, 2016 when Local 1869 merged with Local 832. Eric was active with the 1869 executive board and is now in his second term as vice president on Local 832's executive board. He is currently a shop steward as well as a member of the negotiating committee.

Nellie Minville

Vice President

Nellie joined the UFCW Local 832 executive board in January of 2016, after Local 832 merged with UFCW Local 1869. Nellie has been a shop steward since 2002 and also a bargaining committee member for three sets of negotiations. She has also worked as a relief union representative for the health care sector. Nellie has worked at the St. Boniface Hospital since 1975.

Alex Ciumac

Vice President

Alex was born in the Ukraine. He moved to Canada in 2004 and has made Winnipeg his home. In 2005, Alex started working full-time at Maple Leaf Consumer Foods in Winnipeg. He was hired in the Curring Department (night shift) and is currently working in the Bacon Department as a dry goods receiver. Alex has been a member of UFCW Local 832 for over 12 years and an active shop steward since 2016. In May of 2017, Alex became a vice-president on the Local’s executive board.

Ted Bacalzo

Vice President

Ted became a vice president of UFCW Local 832 executive board on May 12, 2017. He has been employed at HyLife since March 9, 2011. Ted is also a shop steward and a member of the health and safety committee.

Sandy Barylski

Vice President

Sandy Barylski has been a union member since 1978. He started his career at Canada Packers and been at Sysco since 1994. Sandy has been the chief steward at the plant for the past six years, participating in joint labour/management meetings. He has also been a member of the negotiating committee for two consecutive contract negotiations. Sandy was elected to the Local's executive board in January 2018. 

Patricia Bolduc

Vice President

Patricia has been a Local 832 union member since 2008. She works at Hope North Recovery Support Centre in Thompson, Manitoba. Prior to this, she worked as a health care aide under the Northern Regional Health Authority. She has been a shop steward for many years and has sat on the union bargaining committee.  Patricia was elected vice president of the Local’s executive board in January 2018.

Wes Connell

Vice President

Wes has been a member of UFCW Local 832 since October 23, 1993, when he started working for Canada Safeway. Since 2001, Wes has helped his fellow members in his capacity of shop steward. He has taken several of the shop steward classes through the training centre. Wes also sat on the bargaining committee for the 2014 Safeway negotiations.  He was elected to the UFCW Local 832 executive board in January 2018.

Darlene Kernot

Vice President

Darlene is a Winnipegger through and through. Darlene first became associated with the union when she started working at a Dominion store in 1979, which was then purchased by Canada Safeway and today is a Sobeys West store. Darlene has been a long-term shop steward and enjoys helping her co-workers. In her spare time, Darlene volunteers at different activities throughout the city.  She was elected vice president to the Local's executive board in January 2018.

Laura Cote

Vice-President

Laura Cote became a UFCW member when she started working at the Lorette Marketplace in 2012. In 2016, she became a shop steward and has become more involved with her union since. Laura has been an active member, she took part in the UFCW Young-Workers Internship Program in 2017, and has been an active participant on the Lorette Marketplace bargaining committee.

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