Keston John is a member of the Local 222. He is born in Trinidad and Tobago, and now a Canadian Citizen. He is a proud father, who believes unity is strength and strength is power and with power comes responsibility.
Keston believes if united we can change the future for the next generation by creating more opportunities for growth while educating members of their rights in the workplace.
For the past seven years, Keston has been working at CEVA Logistics in Oshawa, Ontario where he is a union representative working towards solidarity amongst our Brothers and Sisters. Educated in Human Rights and Collective Bargaining he looks forward to negotiating a better collective bargaining agreement for all.
Keston’s goal is to see every workplace free of harassment and discrimination and to have equal opportunities for all, no matter colour, creed or race. As a member of the Aboriginal and Workers of Colour committee, he takes on the responsibility of trustee.
Tricia Brown is an activist supporting equity and social justice issues in her day to day work. Currently working as the Peel organizer for the Local Union Task Force, Tricia is also the chair of the Aboriginal and Workers of Colour committee and co-chair for the GTA caucus for several years. She is a trained Discussion Leader for Unifor delivering courses in Human Rights and leadership courses for Aboriginal and Workers of Colour.
In her local community, Tricia has sat on the Peel Regional labour council as the financial secretary and serves as the 2nd VP of the Brampton East Soccer club. As 2nd Vice President Tricia oversees the youth house league program and helping support the development of soccer players and coaches.
Astraea Sam is a committed activist who brings what appears as limitless energy to each of her union roles. Having moved back to Regina Saskatchewan to pursue her passion in the aviation sector work for Jazz in 2009, Sam found herself becoming an active member of local 2002.
Astraea is an activist with a passion who is always trying to learn more and do more within the Union. After her 3rd child she decided to become a workplace rep, starting as the base Vice Chair Representative. Not long after she became a Bargaining Representative to help combat the inequities and injustices she saw at work.
Astraea is on the Local 2002, Saskatchewan and National Political Action committees. Astraea is also on the AWOC Committee, in her first term on the Local Election Committee, on her second term as Jazz Western Bargaining Committee Representative and most recently appointed to the Prairie Council Executive Board as a member at large.