EDMONTON – Delegates to AUPE’s 36th Annual Convention elected Susan Slade from Local 041 and Carrie-Lynn Rusznak from Local 001 as the union’s two new vice-presidents in a byelection held this morning at the Shaw Conference Centre.
“This is a time when we need to increase our mobilization not just with our members but the communities they live and work in,” said Vice-President Slade, a Licensed Practical Nurse from Claresholm.
“I believe in AUPE’s vision of mobilization and I have such respect for our members,” said Vice-President Rusznak, a legal assistant with the Calgary Crown Prosecutors’ office.
Both vice-presidents thanked delegates, their families and their locals for their support.
Slade and Rusznak will join President Guy Smith, Executive Secretary-Treasurer Bill Dechant and fellow Vice-Presidents Erez Raz, Karen Weiers, Glen Scott and Jason Heistad on the Executive Committee.
Elections for all Executive Committee positions will be held at AUPE’s 37th Annual Convention next year.
For more information:
Mark Wells, AUPE senior communications officer: 780-904-0688