President – 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 many 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.
Cyril Wilson, President
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.
Treasurer – 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.
I Want to thank the Membership for the amazing support and for electing me as the Vice President for our Union. This gives me the opportunity to represent the Membership at the highest level possible through investigations, grievances, and arbitrations.
I have been trained and educated in Labour Law and Legislation. I am currently and actively bargaining our Collective Agreement and have prepared proposals for our many Sub-Locals. While bargaining, I have been able to utilize my CUPE National training experience, bargaining strategies, and organizational experience at the national level.
I want to thank everyone for your continued support. I feel communication is extremely important in these times so please reach out to me anytime, as I value your questions, concerns, and all conversations that I have with our Members.
Thank you and stay safe everyone!
Sergeant-at-Arms – Robin Orsulak
City employee for over a decade and past Chair of the Calgary Stampede Volunteer Committee. I will listen to your concerns and be a firm and strong advocate for you.
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms – Laura Petrella
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 email@example.com
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms – 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.
Executive-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.
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.
-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 – 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 – Bill Hanycz
Executive-at-Large – Dafydd Urquart
Trustee – John Andre
Trustee – Bill Stevenson
Trustee – Stuart Daniels