The Local employs staff to provide the membership with a number of services and to assist the Executive Committee and other elected representatives carry out their duties.

Staff Representatives

Staff Representatives serve as resource persons and advisors to the membership, stewards and Executive Committee. They are labour-relations professionals who help members with work-related problems, handle most of the Local’s grievance load, serve as co-lead negotiators during bargaining and help plan and facilitate training initiatives for members.

Current Staff Representatives:

David Simao, Daniel Brielmaier, Pamela Arancibia, Sam Easy


Staff Organizers

The Staff Organizer is responsible for assisting members with mobilisation, outreach and organising initiatives. This includes assisting the Executive Committee and the membership more broadly with researching, planning and implementing: general member mobilisation and educational campaigns; bargaining-support initiatives and strike preparation; and organising new bargaining units.

Current Staff Organizers:

Jesse Cullen

Shanice Regis-Wilkins



Administrative Staff

The Office Administrators provide administrative assistance to the Executive Committee, other committees, councils and caucuses of the Employer and to Staff Representatives and Staff Organizers. They also provide general assistance to the membership who contact the Local by email, phone or personal visits to the office.

Current Administrative Staff:

Zaheen Karim, Financial Administrator –

The Financial Administrator oversees the Local’s books. Responsibilities include: maintaining ledgers recording all financial transactions; providing the Secretary Treasurer with regular financial statements; liaising with the auditors and Trustees; and preparing of all cheques related to general operations for consideration by signing authorities.


Ellen de Leon, Benefits

The Benefits Administrator is responsible for administering the Local’s various funds; assisting members with any issues related to health insurance; liaising with the University on matters related to benefits; and advises the Executive and staff representatives on matters involving benefits.


Melissa Galeano, Office

The Office Coordinator’s role is to keep the office running and provide non-financial administrative support to the Executive and membership. Duties include: event organization; maintaining the Local’s files, correspondence and electronic records; taking and maintaining minutes for the Local’s bargaining teams and arbitration hearings; assisting members with health benefits when the Benefits Administrator is unavailable; and developing, designing and maintaining CUPE 3902’s various websites and other electronic social media communication tools.



Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Local and supervising its unionised staff. Additional duties include coordinating training initiatives for members and staff, liaising with other labour organisations and helping the Executive Committee plan and implement the Local’s short and long-term objectives, as mandated by the membership. The Executive Director reports to the Chair of the Local and the Executive Committee.

Current Executive Director:

Wayne Dealy –