Nancy McMurphy is the first health sector chair of Unifor. As a strong and outspoken union activist, Nancy brings experience, determination and vision to community and collective bargaining issues, especially in the health care sector.
Nancy was an elected member the National Executive Board of the CAW, one of the founding unions of Unifor along with CEP. Nancy held several union leadership positions before being elected Local 302 president in 2001, where she represents more than 5,500 members.
The crisis in health care with many years of cutbacks led her to understand the importance of activism in the community and building working coalitions to bring about change.
Nancy was central to the success of the CAW’s Dignity is a Minimum Standard campaign to raise awareness about the need for more staff hours in Ontario’s long term care facilities. Her leadership and steadfast adherence to union principles make Nancy a community and Unifor leader well known as an outspoken advocate for the rights of all working people.