The Yukon Employees' Union convened virtually for our Triennial Convention last week, after a year long COVID-19 delay. Delegates joined from their kitchen tables and home offices around the Territory to set the union's mandate for the next two years.
Incumbent President Steve Geick was acclaimed, while Vice President, Communities Tony Thomas will also serve another term.
Justin Lemphers joins YEU as Vice President. With 17 years of union experience, representing workers across the Yukon and multiple employers, he brings a wealth of community and political experience to Yukon Employees’ Union. You may see him in your Local meetings, delivering training, or facilitating workshop sessions. Justin is eager to get to work and learn more about your issues and workplaces.
The Component Executive is comprised of delegates from many professional backgrounds, and residing in Communities across the Yukon. Many are long time activists, while others are fairly new to union work. We are very happy to have such a strong and diverse board guiding our path and serving as liaisons between the union hall and the membership. There's a lot of work to do and they are all ready to roll up their sleeves and get to it.
Introducing the Yukon Employees' Union Component Executive for 2021-2023:
Steve Geick, Local Y017 - President
Justin Lemphers, Local Y010 - Vice President
Tony Thomas, Local Y043 - Vice President, Communities
Teresa Acheson, Local Y046 - Secretary
Derek Yap, Local Y011 - Treasurer
Shawnna Boone, Local Y045 - Community Director
Roberta Wurtak, Local Y044 - Equity Director
Jordan Laudon, Local Y018 - Youth Director
Lisa Vollans-Leduc, Local Y017 - Director
Derrick Andersen, Local Y025 - Director
Sherry Masters, Local Y018 - Director
Charlene Smith, Local Y017 - Director
Leslie James, Local Y010 - Director
Julie Abel, Local Y034 - Director