Staff Rep at Queen’s Full-Time
USW Local 2010 is very happy to welcome Staff Representative and Area Coordinator, Peggy McComb, to work in the local office alongside President Kelly Orser Smith. Peggy will be in the Local office at 144 Barrie Street until the end of June, guiding our President and Executive through policies, grievances and all union business as we progress toward bargaining later in 2014.
Peggy was a member of Local 6709 in Barrie for 17 years, serving on her local’s Executive as Steward, Financial Secretary, Vice-President and then President before becoming a full-time USW staff member in 1990. In 2004, Peggy came to the Kingston area as Area Coordinator and she became your Staff Representative when USW2010 ratified your collective agreement in 2012. Peggy is married to long-time Steelworker, Don McComb, and has two lovely children.
Welcome aboard Peggy!
Winter Photo Contest Winners
Congratulations to Nancy Penstone whose photograph, Three Sister Islands, took top spot in out Winter Photo Contest. With 34 beautiful submissions, our judges had a difficult time choosing a winner.
Congratulations to the Communications Committee for producing the first newsletter for Locals 2010 and 2010-01. Well done! Click on the image at left to download a copy.
Recording Officer working full-time for you!
Congratulations to Local 2010 Recording Officer Barb Lawson on her receiving full-time release to work on your behalf at the union office. Barb’s term started on January 1, 2014.
Layoffs at Queen’s
Layoffs are happening at Queen’s. The Local 2010 Education Committee (EdCom) made this presentation to Members on October 30 laying out what is known about the situation.
Director Marty Warren’s Presentation to USW 2010 & 2010-01 Members
USW District 6 Director Marty Warren visited the local in August to attend a Members’ meeting and to meet the local’s Executive. Here’s a link to the presentation he made that day: http://usw2010.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/WarrenPresentation.pdf.
Call for Stewards!
For those Members who are interested in becoming active in our new Local, pursuing the job of Steward may be a great step in getting involved and understanding the various needs of the Membership.