Meet Your Executive

Cyril WilsonPresident – Cyril Wilson

As of February 2015, I was elected in as the new President of our Local due to our previous President resigning as of January 13, 2015.  The election for the President position was held on March 5, 2016 and I was re-elected as President.

I have worked for The City of Calgary for over 30 years in the Waste & Recycling Services department.  Over these years, I have seen a lot of changes in this department as well as many others.

I was born in Nova Scotia in 1956 and moved to NW Calgary in 1958.  This is where I met my future wife in 1975 and we got married in 1979.  We have four beautiful children and 10 grandchildren.

I became involved in the Union when I had asked a Job Steward a question and it was suggested that I attend a Regular Membership meeting to get more information about the Union.  In 1990, I did just that and attended my first meeting that year and have been involved in the Union ever since.  I have been on the Executive for 16 years now, as a Trustee, Executive Member, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, Vice President, and my latest position, as President.

As your President, I will ensure to do this job to the best of my ability and I will be available for all of our Members equally.

I can be reached in the office at 403-269-5333.

Thank You

Cyril Wilson, President

Recording Secretary – Charles Dustin Withers

I have worked for the City of Calgary in the Roads Department since 2009, but I have been aware of CUPE Local 37 all my life due to having a family member who works for the City of Calgary as well.  I became a Job Steward in late 2012 and since then I have been elected as the Chair of the Job Steward committee.  At the CUPE Alberta Convention I was also elected into the position of the Young Worker’s Vice President.

Jody Sallans_1Treasurer – Jody Sallans

I started with the City of Calgary in the spring of 1989; I was hired as a Driver/Labourer with the Streets Department. Now known as Roads.

I first got involved with CUPE 37 when I became a Job Steward in 1996. I then joined the in-house Occupational Health and Safety Committee in 2004.

In 2006 I was accepted by the members on the Municipal Employees Benefit Association of Calgary (MEBAC) board of directors, in 2009 I was elected to the Secretary’s position on the MEBAC Board. I am also on the Communications Committee for MEBAC and was a member of the Negotiations Committee for MEBAC for the previous 3 Negotiations.

In 2007 I was appointed to the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association’s (AMHSA) Board of Directors where I sat for a full 6-year term.

In 2008 I was elected to the Executive-at-Large Position by the members of CUPE Local 37 and in 2015 I was elected into the Sergeant-at-Arms position.

Scott_2014Vice President – Scott Cush

I started with sewers in 2001, moved through the department and have been in a backhoe on a construction crew for the past few years.  I have been active in my union since 2005 and have moved into roles with CUPE Alberta, and CUPE National.

If you are interested, I have started a blog (http://cupe37.blogspot.com).  I hope that information will trickle through the blog and you can rely on it for information, recommendations for union meetings, and events that will or have happened in my presence.  If you have a question, please contact me.  I am not perfect, but I believe that having your union work for you is a must.  Make me work for you!

Sergeant-at-Arms – Matthew Sjogren

Approaching 15 years of CUPE Local 37 membership. Confident, Experienced and Educated Job Steward. Trustworthy, Dependable and Transparent in all matters. Fighting for the future, friends and family of Local 37.

 

 

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Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms – Laura Petrella

Ten years ago I moved here from Ontario and almost immediately started with the City of Calgary.  Since 2004 I have called the Calgary Zoo home and am proud to be part of the Local 37 family there as a Zookeeper.  I have quickly come to realize that working day and day out with a variety of dynamic, formidable and sometimes stubborn animals has in a way been great preparation for union life!

In 2014 I was elected as an Executive-at-Large and I had also joined the Social and OHS&E Committees and have been appointed as Recording Secretary for the Job Stewards Committee.  I hope that my learning experiences over the next few years will continue to foster a sense of activism for the labour movement in Canada and a dedication to this Union. I can be reached at laurapetrella37@gmail.com

Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms – Zachary Lawrence

I am presently an Executive-at-Large and I have been a Job Steward for six years now.  I am here for you to bridge the gap between Management and Employees.  I’m working towards a fair workplace and I  want to help and guide my fellow CUPE Local 37 Members.

 

Dave_KnudsenExecutive-at-Large – Dave Knudsen

I started with the City of Calgary in 2005 in the Waste & Recycling Services department and became a Job Steward in 2010.

 

Executive-at-Large – Alonni Pedneault

Currently, I am an Executive-at-Large and on the OHS&E Committee. It has been my pleasure to serve as a Job Steward for over 10 years and I have previously worked as Trustee and was on the Social Committee as well.

                                                                                            
                                      
Executive-at-Large – Marcello Manzoni

-CUPE Local 37 Job Steward since 2017

-Formally a Trustee from May 2018 – March 2019

-CUPE Local 37 Social Committee Member Since January 2018

-CUPE AB APPAC (Anti-Privatization Political Action Committee) Member Since May 2018

-AFL (Alberta Federation of Labour) Committee Member Since February 2018

-Working for the Roads Maintenance Department of the City of Calgary Since April 2008

Executive-at-Large – Robin Orsulak

Ten year City employee and past Chair of the Calgary Stampede Volunteer Committee. I will listen to your concerns and be a firm and strong advocate for you.                                  

 

Executive-at-Large – Brad Smith

I have worked for the Roads’ Department since 2008. In 2018, I began volunteering with the Union as a Job Steward and Trustee. Since then, I have completed 8 courses.

                                 
Executive-at-Large – David Fawcett

I’ve worked for the City this last decade in the Waste and Recycling department.  I am a currently a Job Steward for CUPE Local 37 and have previously been a Union Trustee.

 

 

Trustee – Bill Stevenson
Trustee – Stuart Daniels
Trustee – Bill Hanycz

 

Job Stewards

If you would like to become a Job Steward in your department download the Selection of Job Steward Form.  You will need to get a minimum of six signatures from your co-worker’s to become a Job Steward.  Complete the form and drop it off at the Union Hall to complete your application.

 

CUPE Local 37’s List of Current Job Stewards:

FIRST NAME LAST NAME LOCATION
STEPHANE FONTAINE CH-East Maintenance
DAN ROSENTRETER CPS – Bureaus
ANDREW MASON FM-City Centre Site Ops
GEORDIE GALLANT FM-Site Supervisor North
STANLEY HUGHES FS-Waste-Recycle Repair Facil
First Name Last Name Location
ALANA FELKER PK-N and W Park Serv-Zone 1
SHELLEY REID PK-Nursery and Planting
AMANDA TRAYA PK-Parks Nrth and Wst Seasonal
RAYMOND MACDONALD PK-Parks Nrth and Wst Seasonal
GERRY BATSCH PK-Parks Ops North-Amenities
JAMIE L DOMSTAD PK-Parks Ops West – Amenities
LAURA PETRELLA PR-Canadian Wilds
JENNIFER LONG PR-Destination Africa
VALERIE EDWARDS PR-Destination Africa
TODD AVERILL PS-Fleet Districts
SEAN COLIN JONES RC-Bauer-Bush-Foothills A-A Pk
JESSICA BOBOTAN RC-Inglewood Pool
ALONNI PEDNEAULT RC-Max Bell Ctr
BILL HANYCZ RC-McCall Lake GC Grounds
GORDON BOLEYCHUK RC-SLC Aquatic Services
DANIEL JUUL-HANSEN RC-SLC ARENA OPS
ELIZABETH TWEEDALE RC-Thornhill Pool – Fitness Ct
OLIVER PEPLOWSKI RC-VSLC Aquatic Services
COLIN SAMPSON RD-Field Staff
MIKE FISCHER RD-Field Staff
ALBERTO D TIRRI RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
ARTHUR BATOROWSKI RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
BATTISTA VERARDI RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
BRAD YONER RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
BRADLEY SMITH RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
CHRISTOPHER PENALOZA RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
DAFYDD URQUHART RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
DAN BOUCHARD RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
DANIEL VAN TASSELL RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
DON MONROE RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
JACOB GILES RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
JAMAL HAYMOUR RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
JAMES STOFFELS RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
JEREMY LACHAPELLE RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
JOHN HARTUNG RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
MARCELLO MANZONI RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
PAUL VARGIS RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
RICHARD MCCARTHY RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
STUART DANIELS RD-Strategic Workforce Plng
MATTHEW SJOGREN RD-Traffic Field Staff
FRANK WEST RD-Vehicle Equipment Training
KEVIN GALLEY RD-Vehicle Equipment Training
GEOFFREY GIBSON SU-Mat Op-CS-Glenmore
GORDON ANDERSON WB-Calgro
JOE SMITH WB-FO-Lift Stations
ERIC LUTOMSKI WB-FO-O and M DWD-1
SCOTT CUSH WB-FO-O and M Storm
CHE ANTHONY BLAZENKO WB-FO-O and M WW-1
CHAD ENNIS WB-FO-Op Front Line-2
GREG MARTIN WB-FO-Op Front Line-2
ROBERT DAUPHINAIS WR-Collection Support
CHRISTOPHER ST. CROIX WR-Commercial Collect Dist 6
DEAN COTTAM WR-Commercial Collection
COLE HANNA WR-East-Calgary-Landfill
RUSSELL DASH WR-East-Calgary-Landfill
SARAH MACDOUGALL WR-East-Calgary-Landfill
CHRISTOPHER DAKIN WR-Programs
JASON LANDRY WR-Programs
ZACHARY LAWRENCE WR-Programs Dist 5
MIKE BARRELL WR-Residential Collect Dist 1
AARON YOUNG WR-Residential Collect Dist 2
DAVID KNUDSEN WR-Residential Collect Dist 2
DARCY PERRAULT WR-Residential Collect Dist 3
DONALD SABADKA WR-Residential Collect Dist 3
DUVAL POUNALL WR-Residential Collect Dist 3
JOHN ANDRE WR-Residential Collect Dist 3
DAVID FAWCETT WR-Residential Collect Dist 4
KYLE MOSBY WR-Spyhill-Landfill
FIRST NAME LAST NAME LOCATION
BRENT CAMPBELL Canadian Rockies
DARRELL CLEMENT Heritage Park Society
HOWARD FINAN Heritage Park Society
GENE THOMSON Town of Canmore
COLE KELLER Town of Irricana
JAMES MCMASTERS Town of Nanton
JONATHAN THOMPSON Town of Nanton
KENT BROERE Town of Vulcan
Last updated May 2020

Committees

Committee Contacts:

AMHSA

  • Scott Cush
  • Jody Sallans

AMEC

  • Cyril Wilson
  • Scott Cush

CCDC

  • Alonni Pedneault
  • Brad Smith

CDLC

  • Matthew Sjogren

MEBAC

  • Jody Sallans
  • Cyril Wilson

OHS&E

  • Jody Sallans

RCA

  • Zach Lawrence
  • Cyril Wilson

SOCIAL

  • Elizabeth Tweedale

SWANA

  • Zach Lawrence
  • Cyril Wilson

Our History

Local 37 was first chartered on August 13, 1917, as the Civic Employees Federal Labour Union No. 37, under the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada.

Our first officers were:

  • F. Stevens – President
  • G.F. Moore – Vice President
  • J.S. Whitely – Recording Secretary
  • W. Hincelwood – Secretary/Treasurer

Over time, the Trades and Labor Congress became the National Union of Public Employees, which subsequently merged with the National Union of public Service Employees to form the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 1963. Local 37 was chartered with CUPE on September 24, 1963. Local 37 has had two job actions in its history – a wildcat strike in 1974 over wages, and a legal strike in 1978 that lasted 55 days. The main issue in the 1978 strike was to maintain gross wages while working a compressed work week.

When the economy tanked in the early 1980’s, Local 37 members were re-deployed in 1984 for about 3 months. Since then, no permanent employee in Local 37’s jurisdiction has been laid off due to lack of work.

Today, CUPE Local 37 represents more than 3000 members providing excellence in public service.

Affiliations

CUPE 37 is affiliated to:

City of Calgary and Sub-Locals Information

CUPE Local 37 represents the City of Calgary Outside Workers and the following Sub-Locals:

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