McKay sees union’s contribution to the United Way Labour campaign as another way to help serve our local communities
Doug McKay, Business Manager for Local 258 IBEW has assigned Unit 6 Chris Carter, a Local 258 member who works at BC Hydro, to serve as a “Loaned Rep” for this year’s United Way of the Lower Mainland’s Labour Campaign.
A “Loaned Rep” is sponsored by their workplace or organization – in this case Local 258 IBEW – to help facilitate workplace campaigns to raise funds for the United Way of the Lower Mainland. It’s a great way to be part of the United Way community and take advantage of professional development opportunities, learn about project management, leadership and organizational skills.
“Local 258 has a long standing tradition of participating in the United Way/Labour campaign. As part of the bigger labour community, we’ve helped raise much needed funds for the most vulnerable by supporting our Local 258 Loaned Reps and staff who contribute their volunteer time and expertise,” said McKay. “It’s just another way IBEW helps our local communities.”
Serving on this year’s Campaign Labour Committee is Brother Dan Klassen, who has served in the past as Campaign Co-Chair of the UWLM’s Labour fundraising campaign. Local 258’s contributions have also been recognized with the 2012 “Community Spirit Award”.
In his capacity as a Loaned Rep, Brother Carter is visiting designated workplaces to help set up the UWLM fundraising campaign. If you would like a campaign presentation in your workplace, please contact Kameka Clarke at the United Way at 604-268-1342.
Building healthy, strong and respectful communities
The IBEW is a proud supporter of and participant in the United Way–Centraide campaign that is working closely with labour leaders, through the Canadian Labour Congress, to develop an ambitious ten year strategic plan focusing on:
1) Investing to Help Kids Be All That They Can Be
2) Healthy People, Strong Communities, and
3) From Poverty to Possibilities
Bill Daniels, International Vice President of the IBEW First District Canada, is working closely with the United Way Centraide Campaign to identify ways which we can broadly support these initiatives. “It’s important that labour’s at the table to talk about the kind of jobs we need to raise people out of poverty,” said Daniels.
Brother Daniels is encouraging all members and their Locals to work together with this year’s United Way campaigns in your communities through your gifts of time, energy and money.