CUPE 3911 Co-Chair Glynnis Lieb was one of five nominees for this year’s prestigious Jim Shewchuk Award. The award was established in 1984 to recognize an Edmonton and District Labour Council member for outstanding contributions to the Union, the community and United Way. To be nominated for the award, Glynnis had to have shown a commitment to the union and the community at large, made a substantial contribution as a volunteer in the human services field, be instrumental in the creation and/or provision of services/programs to better community needs, and have served as a volunteer for an extended period of years. As is well-known, Glynnis has done all this and more.
The competition for the award was very stiff and one of the other nominees, Karen Kennedy, won the award. Congratulations to Karen. At the same time our members should be aware of Glynnis’ many ongoing contributions to our union and to the community, e.g., to CUPE 3911, CUPE Alberta, the Alberta Federation of Labour, Unifor 445, Coalition of Contingent Academic Labour (COCAL), Women for Rights and Empowerment, Norwood Neighbourhood Association, Circle of Support and Accountability, and the Lieutenant-Governor’s Circle of Mental Health and Addiction (Alberta). We loudly applaud your well-deserved nomination, Glynnis. Congratulations and thank you for all that you do for everyone!