Congratulations to United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 832 President Jeff Traeger for being sworn in as a Vice President on the UFCW International Executive Board earlier today!
Paul Meinema, President of UFCW Canada, had recommended Jeff to the UFCW Canada National Council for this position, and they nominated him at the meeting in November last year. The last time Manitoba had a voice on this board was nearly 20 years ago, when Bernard Christophe was President of UFCW Local 832.
This critical role is in addition to the many duties that Traeger does for UFCW members. He currently sits on numerous benefit trust plans, including being a trustee on the CCWIPP pension plan, he is on the UFCW National Defense Fund committee and the UFCW Canada National Council. Before being elected as a VP, Traeger was on the Advisory Committee for the UFCW International Union. Now, as an International Vice President, Traeger will be a voice for workers across North America.
“I am extremely honoured to have been elected to this position,” said President Traeger. “I look forward to the opportunities it will bring to help guide our great union forward and bring the voices of Manitoba workers back to the International stage.”
President Traeger was first elected as President of Local 832 in 2011 and is the third full-time president in the 83-year history of UFCW Local 832.