Joie Warnock has served in the role of Western Regional Director since the spring of 2014.
She began her union activism at Unifor Local 2000 as a shop steward. She went on to serve in several roles at her Local: Shop Stewards Chair, Organizing Committee Chair, Pay Equity Committee, the Finance Committee, the Bargaining Committee, as Local Secretary, and as Vice President.
In her capacity as a Local Officer she played an important leadership role in bringing her 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 at the BC Federation of Labour where her portfolios included the Apprenticeship and Skills Training Working Group, Women’s Rights and Community and Social Activism. She also served as an Executive Assistant to former Mayor of Vancouver Larry Campbell.
Her activism includes a lifetime of political action, working on political campaigns in East Vancouver since she was a young child. Her start in worker solidarity was leafleting her neighbourhood Safeway store in support of the United Farm Workers’ grape boycott.
She currently serves on the Board of Blue Green Canada.