Hello Sisters & Brothers,

I am deeply honoured by the faith and trust bestowed upon me by the Membership. Serving as your President reflects the significant trust and support I have received from the Members and the Local Executive. Throughout my 20-year career as a City of Calgary outside worker and Union activist, I have assumed progressively crucial roles within CUPE Local 37, all dedicated to enhancing the working conditions and lives of our Membership. I am committed to representing you with transparency and honesty.

My priority is protecting and preserving our Members’ futures, particularly in securing a proper and safeguarded retirement. Facing the uncertainties of the future becomes less daunting when you know someone is tirelessly advocating to protect it. My educational journey, supported by the Membership, has allowed me to be educated in various capacities, enabling me to represent our interests at the highest levels.

Noteworthy accomplishments include:

  • Queens University’s IRC (Kingston) Graduate – Certified in Labour Relations
    • Queens University IRC – Labour Relations Foundations
    • Queens University IRC — Negotiation Skills and Collective Bargaining Strategies
    • Queens University IRC – Mastering Fact-Finding & Investigations
    • Queens University IRC – Managing Unionized Environments
  • Red Deer College – Labour Law and Legislation
  • CUPE National Trained and Educated in Organization and Collective Bargaining Techniques
  • MEBAC Benefits CUPE 37 Trustee
  • Alberta Municipal Employees Committee (AMEC) – Currently Active Recording Secretary 
  • Calgary District Labour Council Delegate
  • Past Chair of CUPE 37 Social Committee

I acknowledge the challenges ahead and am prepared to confront them head-on. I am dedicated to executing this role to the best of my ability, always remaining equally accessible to all Members. Communication is critical; I always encourage conversation and open dialogue.

Please feel free to reach out to me at any time at 403-269-5333.

Thank you.

Matthew Sjogren
CUPE Local 37

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