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Joie Warnock

Joie Warnock

Joie Warnock

Western Director

Joie Warnock has served in the role of Western Director since the spring of 2014.
 
She began her union activism at Unifor Local 2000, the Media Union of BC, as a shop steward. She went on to serve in several roles at the Local: as Shop Stewards Chair, Organizing Committee Chair, on the Pay Equity Committee, the Finance Committee, the Bargaining Committee, as Local Secretary, and as Vice President.
 
In her capacity as a Table Officer she played an important leadership role in bringing the Local into the former CEP from a U.S.-based union.
 
Joie became a National Representative for CEP in 1996. She has broad experience negotiating, servicing, and organizing in our union and working with members in many sectors.
 
Joie has had special assignments as a director of the BC Federation of Labour where her portfolios included the Apprenticeship and Skills Training Working Group, Women’s Rights, and Community and Social Action.
 
Her activism includes a lifetime of political action, working on political campaigns in East Vancouver since she was a young girl. Her start in worker solidarity was leafleting her neighbourhood Safeway store in support of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers’ grape boycott.
 
She is currently a vice president of both the Alberta and Saskatchewan Federations of Labour. She represents BC private sector unions on the Joint Advisory Committee of the BC Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau.