Nancy lives in West Hamilton and is a staff representative with the McMaster University local of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. She has a Master’s in Labour Studies from McMaster and more than fifteen years experience in the not for profit sector assisting persons with disabilities.
Nancy got involved in the labour movement because she saw many injustices in her workplace. She chose a career in labour relations because of her commitment to worker’s rights and social justice. These same commitments motivated her to run as an NDP candidate in Ancaster Dundas Flamborough Westdale.
Today, Nancy represents more than 3,000 teaching assistants, research assistants sessional faculty and post-doctoral fellows. Her job involves representing members in grievance and disciplinary hearings, bargaining new collective agreements, facilitating committee work and standing up for the rights of academic workers.
Nancy is also active in her community in variety of ways. She is a member-at-large of the Hamilton and District Labour Council Executive and sits on the Sisters-in-Solidarity Committee. She also sits on the All Unions Committee at McMaster. Until recently, she was a member of Steel City Solidarity, a group that advocates for the rights of non-unionized workers.
Nancy has frequently appeared as a guest commentator on Cable 14’s “The Opinionators.”
Nancy’s colleagues describe her as hardworking, fair and committed to the principles of justice and equality that she fights for everyday. She is a skilled advocate and negotiator who is adept at making people with diverse interests see that they have common goals.