UFCW Canada Local 175 President Shawn Haggerty has been elected to serve on the UFCW International Executive Board.
Brother Haggerty has more than a decade of experience negotiating and fighting for the rights of UFCW Canada members. He first became active with UFCW Local 416P while working as an electrician at Robin Hood Multi-Foods in Port Colborne, Ontario, and since then Shawn has continuously demonstrated his devotion to the union as an activist, full-time staff member, and officer. In 2008, Brother Haggerty was elected president of UFCW Canada’s largest local union, Local 175.
“Shawn’s natural leadership ability and proven commitment to fighting for and improving the lives of UFCW Canada members, makes him an ideal addition to the International Executive Board,” says UFCW Canada National President Wayne Hanley, who also serves on the UFCW International Executive Board as an Executive Vice-President. “As one of the youngest labour leaders in Canada, Brother Haggerty brings a different perspective to the union’s international leadership forum that will only enhance Canada’s contribution to the organization’s strategic direction well into the future.”
The UFCW International Executive Board provides oversight for the decisions and activities of the International Union, and is made up of five International Executive Committee Members – that include Joseph Hansen, International President; Anthony Perrone, International Secretary-Treasurer; National President Hanley; William McDonough, Executive Vice-President; and Patrick O’Neill, Executive Vice-President – and 55 International Vice-Presidents.
In addition to Brothers Hanley and Haggerty, UFCW Canada is represented on the International Executive Board by Doug O’Halloran, Local 401; Kevin Corporon, Local 1000A; Tony Filato, Local 500R; John Hurley, Local 206; and Derik McArthur; RWDSU.
Vol. X No. 43 • November 1, 2010