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Steve Geick


Yukon Employees’ Union Cell Phone: 335-2631 Work Phone: 667-2331

Steve has been a union activist for many years, first as a Teamster when he began driving truck at age 16 where he soon took on the role of Shop Steward.  A Community Health Nurse by profession, Steve served 6 years as a Shop Steward with the Ontario Nurses Association before making the north his home.  He served as a YEU Shop Steward, Local Y017 Officer and as both Director and VP Communities before first being elected president in 2011. This is Steve’s third term as President of the Yukon Employees’ Union.

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Paul Johnston

Vice President

Yukon Employees’ Union Work Phone: 8676672331 Cell Phone: 867-334-1390

Paul’s union activity started in 2004 when he became a Shop Steward with CUPE in British Columbia. Paul later moved to Toronto and continued his activism as a CUPE member as a Shop Steward and member of the Labour Management Review Committee. In 2014, Paul moved to the Yukon. He became a Director of his Local (Y017) and Shop Steward at his worksite. Paul maintained his roles as Director and Shop Steward until he was elected as Vice President of YEU in October of 2017.

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Tony Thomas

Vice-President, Communities

Cell Phone: 335-2630 Work Phone: 993-2390

Based in Dawson City, Tony Thomas is an experienced union activist. His roles have ranged from Shop Steward to Local President, and he has served on the YEU Executive for several years. Tony is the first elected Vice-President for Communities. He will represent YEU throughout the territory during his term, visiting each community and meeting with members to provide enhanced communication and access outside of Whitehorse.

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Khairul Alam


Yukon Employees’ Union
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Derrick Andersen


Yukon Employees’ Union
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Simonne Chalifoux


Yukon Employees’ Union
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Matt Landry

Youth Director

Yukon Employees’ Union
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Matt Poushinsky


Yukon Employees’ Union
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Charlene Smith


Yukon Employees’ UnionExecutive
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Richard Wagner


Yukon Employees’ Union
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Deborha Wren


Yukon Employees’ Union
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Roberta Wurtak

Equity Director

Yukon Employees’ Union
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Derek Yap


Work Phone: 668-8769

The Component Executive consists of a President,  Vice President, Vice President-Communities,  Secretary, Treasurer, Youth Director, Equal Opportunities Director and six Directors. The Executive is the governing body of the Component between conventions. It meets monthly to discuss and implement programs and policies in support of YEU’s membership.

An extensive committee structure provides additional support for our members. Many YEU Executive members participate on one or more of these committees.

Executive Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month.