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All communication with UFCW 832 is confidential and is never shared with your employer.

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Discover the advantages of being a union member with the strength and support of a caring team behind you.

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Jeff Traeger

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Jeff Traeger is the third, full-time President in UFCW Local 832’s 84-year history. He was first elected in fall 2011 and is currently serving his fourth term. In addition to leading the largest private sector union in Manitoba, Jeff also serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Manitoba Federation of Labour and represents the interests of working Manitobans as a member of the province’s Labour Management Review Committee.

Nationally, Jeff represents Manitoba on the UFCW National Defense Fund where he sits as an administration and audit committee member. He is a member of the UFCW Canada National Council and an International Executive Board Vice-President for the UFCW International Union headquartered in Washington D.C. Jeff Chairs most of the Health and Welfare Trust Funds that provide benefits to Local 832 members and is also a trustee on the Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pension Plan, which has over 300,000 members.

“Being the president for such a progressive organization gives me the opportunity to work with and for many good and talented people. It makes it possible for me to have a positive influence on people’s lives on a daily basis and that is truly an honour”.

Jeff Traeger

President
Email Jeff Traeger

Jeff Traeger is the third, full-time President in UFCW Local 832’s 84-year history. He was first elected in fall 2011 and is currently serving his fourth term. In addition to leading the largest private sector union in Manitoba, Jeff also serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Manitoba Federation of Labour and represents the interests of working Manitobans as a member of the province’s Labour Management Review Committee.

Nationally, Jeff represents Manitoba on the UFCW National Defense Fund where he sits as an administration and audit committee member. He is a member of the UFCW Canada National Council and an International Executive Board Vice-President for the UFCW International Union headquartered in Washington D.C. Jeff Chairs most of the Health and Welfare Trust Funds that provide benefits to Local 832 members and is also a trustee on the Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pension Plan, which has over 300,000 members.

“Being the president for such a progressive organization gives me the opportunity to work with and for many good and talented people. It makes it possible for me to have a positive influence on people’s lives on a daily basis and that is truly an honour”.

Marie Buchan

Secretary-Treasurer
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Prior to joining the UFCW 832 staff, Marie was a member and shop steward at St. Boniface Hospital and at Safeway store 712 as a cashier and customer service clerk. Marie began her career with UFCW 832 as a relief representative in 2002 and became a permanent, full-time union representative in March 2003. In the same month, she was elected to the executive board of the UFCW Canadian Council. Marie has since served as UFCW 832’s Director of Servicing, Negotiator, Executive Assistant to the President and was also, Director of Operations where she oversaw all staff and operations of the Local’s three offices and two training centres in Manitoba. In June of 2021, Marie was unanimously elected by the executive board to the position of Secretary-Treasurer, the position she currently holds at the Local.

Marie represents UFCW Local 832 as a member of the Manitoba Federation of Labour Executive Council and is an Employee Representative at the Manitoba Labour Board. She is a trustee for a variety of Health and Welfare Benefit Plans, served a term as a board member for the Central Regional Health Authority and is on the Board of Directors for Manitoba Blue Cross. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Marie attended the University of Winnipeg and South Winnipeg Technical Institute.

Ron Allard

Executive Advisor to the President
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Prior to joining UFCW Local 832, Ron worked at SYSCO Food Services where he was a shop steward and then chief shop steward. During that time, Ron sat on the SYSCO negotiations committee, assisted with the picket line at Gourmet Baker and assisted the Local as a relief rep and served as a Special Projects Union Representative (SPUR) working on organizing campaigns. UFCW 832 hired Ron as a relief union representative for the retail sector in early 2006 and he was hired on as a full-time representative later that year. In September 2021, Ron was promoted to his current position.

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Prior to joining UFCW Local 832, Ron worked at SYSCO Food Services where he was a shop steward and then chief shop steward. During that time, Ron sat on the SYSCO negotiations committee, assisted with the picket line at Gourmet Baker and assisted the Local as a relief rep and served as a Special Projects Union Representative (SPUR) working on organizing campaigns. UFCW 832 hired Ron as a relief union representative for the retail sector in early 2006 and he was hired on as a full-time representative later that year. In September 2021, Ron was promoted to his current position.

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This committee is comprised of members aged 30 and under who are working to connect with, support and learn from other young leaders in our membership.

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