|(l-r) UFCW 247 President Dan Goodman and UFCW 247 Secretary-Treasurer Charles Pratt|
Surrey, B.C. – May 14, 2021 – President Dan Goodman and Secretary-Treasurer Charles (Chuck) Pratt have officially begun their new roles in serving the membership and union, after being sworn into office at a meeting of the UFCW Local 247 Executive Board.
“It really is a tremendous responsibility to represent our members as President,” said Brother Goodman, “and I’m looking forward to working with our UFCW Canada Local 247 members, Executive Board and staff to building on the good foundation we have as an organization.”
“Congratulations to Dan and Chuck,” said UFCW Canada National President Paul Meinema. “The demands of the job are constant, but I know how hard both of them work on behalf of their members, and we look forward to working with them and strengthening our union even more.”
“A big congratulations to President Dan Goodman and Secretary-Treasurer Charles Pratt on their election to the leadership positions of UFCW 247!”, said Kim Novak, President of UFCW 1518. “UFCW 1518 Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Johnson and I look forward to working with Dan and Charles in their new roles, as well as with Local 247 as we continue to grow an even stronger UFCW membership in B.C.”
President Goodman and Secretary-Treasurer Charles Pratt were elected by the union’s Executive Board to their positions in accordance with the UFCW Constitution, following the retirement of UFCW Canada Local 247 President Suzanne Hodge.