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Headshot of Karen Weiers, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Vice-President.

Karen Weiers



Karen Weiers was first elected AUPE Vice-President in 2011. A Local 095 member, she has a background in front-line clerical work for Alberta Health Services and currently works at the Peter Lougheed Centre.

After years of activism, Weiers joined AUPE in 2003 to continue her fight for workers’ rights. Since then, she has held many executive positions in her Chapter, Local and Area Council. She chaired the Anti-Privatization committee, fighting to put people before profit, and currently chairs the Human Rights and Membership Services committees.

Having not come from a union family, Weiers had to find her place in the labour movement, which led her to unionism and the AUPE family in whose principles of equity, respect and solidarity she found kinship. Weiers strives to harness these values into tangible results. Whether organizing new members or arranging letter-writing campaigns, petitions and information pickets, her enduring passion for building relationships by educating and mobilizing activists stands front and centre in her leadership.

Weiers lives in Airdrie where she cares for her elderly mother; she couldn’t do what she does if it weren’t for her strong, supportive family bonds.