Darlene McIvor works in aircraft repair and overhaul in the aerospace sector. Now at the IMP plant in Halifax, she started out in aircraft manufacturing at Boeing in Winnipeg, and repair and overhaul at Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg. Since 1978, she has been a rank-and-file union member of UAW, CAW and now Unifor.
Darlene brings 14 years of union involvement to her work for the national executive. She has been active in Local 2215 since 2000, serving first as Trustee, and then as Shop Steward and First Vice President. She has been Unit Chairperson since 2010, and was elected Second Vice President in 2015.
She is also chair of the Human Rights and Health and Welfare committees, has held Atlantic Regional and Aerospace Council delegate positions, and was also elected Member at Large to the Atlantic Regional Council.
Darlene advocates daily for Local 2215’s more than 500 members. She is committed to Unifor principles and believes strongly in the benefits unions bring to the workplace and our broader society. She brings that commitment to the collective bargaining process for her local and to her work on broader issues and new initiatives.
With her involvement is the Council of Canadians and the Pugwash Thinkers Lodge Society, Darlene is active in her rural Nova Scotia community.