“Going forward I promise to make this union more active and to mobilize our members through ongoing grassroots organizing,” Smith said.
“To the media: sharpen your pencils, get out your microphones, and start your cameras rolling, because you’re going to be hearing a lot more from AUPE.”
Smith, who is 47 years old, has a long history of union activism within AUPE, including eight years as a vice-president.
Incumbent Bill Dechant was re-elected to a third term as AUPE Executive Secretary-Treasurer.
Jason Heistad, Sandra Azocar, Erez Raz, Philipia Bates Renouf, Sandy Kyle, and Glen Scott were elected as vice-presidents in an afternoon ballot.
Smith, Dechant and the new vice-presidents will commence their two-year terms after being officially sworn in at Convention early tomorrow afternoon.
For more information contact:
David Climenhaga, Communications Director, AUPE – 780-717-2943 (cellular phone)