Elect Team Unite at 2021 CLC Convention

Let’s Build The Future

  • “I’m proud to support #TeamUniteCLC. Bea Bruske, Lily Chang and Siobhan Vipond are strong leaders with a commitment to bring the CLC together. With consensus solutions and a commitment to fight for workers’ rights we can engage the members of our movement and rebuild our solidarity.”

    Ken Neumann
    USW National Director

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  • “Bea Bruske, Lily Chang and Siobhan Vipond are outstanding activists with decades of labour movement experience and rock-solid commitments to advancing the interests of workers and their families.”

    Paul Meinema
    National President, UFCW Canada

  • “Bea, Lily and Siobhan are phenomenal activists who bring different backgrounds and skillsets to the table. Together, they form a powerful team that will lead the CLC to a new era of true solidarity and movement building.”

    Mark Hancock
    CUPE National President

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  • “Bea, Lily, and Siobhan have demonstrated throughout their careers that they are willing to take on the hard fights in support of working families. I am proud to endorse Team Unite and confident that they have the knowledge and experience to build a strong labour movement for all Canadians.”

    John Lewis
    International Vice-President, Director of Canadian Affairs, IATSE Canada

  • “It’s time to mend the divisions in the CLC. Bea Bruske, Lily Chang, and Siobhan Vipond are strong leaders with a commitment to bring the CLC together.

    With consensus solutions and a commitment to fight for workers’ rights, we can engage the members of our movement and rebuild our solidarity. ”

    John Di Nino
    President, ATU Canada

  • “We know that workers across Canada are facing serious challenges every day. We need a strong and vocal response to ensure workers’ rights are heard and respected. We need activists like Bea, Lily and Siobhan who can bring the stories of workers forward in the fight for fairness and equality, not only in the workplace but across society.”

    Larry Brown
    President, NUPGE

  • “I am pleased to stand in Rock Solid support of #TeamUniteCLC – Bea Bruske, Lily Chang, and Siobhan Vipond. These are three strong sisters who will work to bring the Canadian Labour Congress together and make it stronger for all workers across Canada.”

    Stan Pickthall
    IAM General Vice-President

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  • “On behalf of the Executive Board of the Society of United Professionals, IFPTE Local 160, I am writing to enthusiastically endorse Team Unite CLC: Bea Bruske for Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) President, Lily Chang for Secretary-Treasurer, and Siobhan Vipond for Executive Vice-President. A strong, effective, and united CLC is important for all unions and workers in Canada, but this is especially true for smaller affiliates, like the Society, who do not always have the same in-house resources as larger affiliates. By pooling our resources with other unions through the CLC, the Society and our members are able to leverage and benefit from the CLC’s programs in worker education, public advocacy, and political action. As such, the strategic vision, strength, and effectiveness possessed by leadership at the CLC matters a great deal to myself and to our members.”

    Michelle Johnston
    President, Society of United Professionals, IFPTE 160

  • “It’s great to see a team of dynamic, dedicated women running to lead the CLC. Bea, Lily, and Siobhan will bring refreshing change and new perspective to the CLC and the labour movement, and that’s good for all of us.”

    Martin O'Hanlon
    President, CWA Canada

  • “Canada’s labour movement must come together not just to defend the interests of workers and communities, but to organize for racial, social and economic justice. Team Unite will build unity and strength from the ground up. Bea Bruske, Lily Chang and Siobhan Vipond, together with Larry Rousseau, have the diversity of experience and leadership skills to make the change we need.”

    Chris Aylward
    National President, Public Service Alliance of Canada

  • “We need to build the power of working people to defend our rights at work and in our communities. Bea, Lily and Siobhan have already done much for workers at every level of our union movement. We look forward to all they will do for working people at the helm of the CLC.”

    Barb Nederpel
    President, Hospital Employees’ Union

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  • As International Vice President of the International Longshoremen’s Association, I am pleased to endorse Bea Bruske for CLC President, Lily Chang, for CLC Secretary Treasurer and Siobhan Vipond for CLC Executive Vice President. A vote for the future. Team Unite!!

    Patrick Murphy
    International Vice President
    International Longshoremen’s Association

  • ACTRA proudly supports Team Unite, Bea Bruske, Lily Chang and Siobhan Vipond for the leadership of the CLC. We believe that a strong leadership team that prioritizes engaging workers and building solidarity will reenergize our labour movement.

    David Sparrow
    National President, ACTRA

    Marie Kelly
    National Executive Director, ACTRA

  • “Team Unite CLC is a powerhouse of progressive women who will strengthen the labour movement across Canada by connecting unions and building a future that puts the issues of workers and their families at the forefront.”

    Kim Novak
    President, UFCW Canada 1518

  • “We the Brandon and District Labour Council proudly and unanimously support Bea Bruske, Lily Chang, and Siobhan Vipond #TeamUniteCLC. We need a CLC that is united to fight for the fairness of workers, their families, and their communities across Canada. We believe that there are no other individuals with the commitment knowledge and experience to not only do this but also to create a stronger labour movement in doing so.”

    Kirk Carr
    President, Brandon and District Labour Council

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