Felicia is the proud mom of 2 girls Kirsi aged 11 and Tiffany aged 8 and refers to them as her greatest accomplishments. She is a proud Hockey and Dance Mom!!! She resides in her hometown of Chelmsford where she has lived most of her life. She is an employee at the Onaping LCBO just north of Sudbury and has worked for the LCBO for the last 14 years.
Felicia has been an activist with OPSEU since merging in 2005; she is President of Local 681 LBED and is the Chair of the Education and Communication Committee within her sector. Felicia is on the Divisional Executive of the Liquor Board Employees Division and is the first member of the division to be on the OPSEU Executive Board.
Felicia has been involved with The Sudbury Area council, she has been a mobilzer with NUPGE, an active member of the In Solidarity committee, the editor of the award winning “Northern Booze News”, Felicia was Chair of the LBED EAP Committee and is a trained union counsellor, she is a trained facilitator with both OPSEU and the LCBO, Felicia was on the LBED Strike Prep team and has been very active in her community with both politics and athletics.
Felicia brings a zestful spirit to the Board and is hoping to make some positive changes with her upbeat outlook. She believes you that are never too old to learn and that we should listen to our “seasoned” activists who have been there and done that, but also seek out the new ideas that are coming from the junior ranks. Working together is the key to getting things done in our region and our union as a whole.
Felicia is looking forward to the challenges that this position offers and is looking forward to working for the members to get ensure they are safe, treated fairly, given information, responded to and backed up. She believes in the golden rule “treat others as you want to be treated” and ensures she will treat each member with that in mind!!!!
Jeff has been a member of OPSEU for over 30 years. In addition to being a Region 6 EBM, Jeff has been President of Local 613 (CAAT-A Sault College) for 12 years, a member of the CAAT-A Joint Insurance Committee for 5 years, and is an active member of the Sault & District Labour Council.
Jeff has been a member of the last three CAAT-A provincial bargaining teams, serving as Vice-Chair of the most recent team. During his career with OPSEU Jeff has been on strike three times, most recently as a member of the bargaining team that called the strike. Jeff is no stranger to standing up for our Union sisters and brothers, enforcing the collective agreement, and being a supporter of collective bargaining rights wherever and whenever they are blocked or frustrated.
While prepared to take the firm stand, Jeff also strives to bring factions together in solidarity to a greater purpose. This is his goal as EBM, both at the Executive Board and in the Region. Jeff believes that problem-solving and coalition-building are the keys to successful labour strength. As EBM, Jeff hopes to bring the knowledge of our experienced activists together with the enthusiasm and new ideas of our young workers in the Region, to build a stronger Region and a stronger OPSEU.
You can see more of Jeff’s bio and activities at www.jeffarbus.ca