Lori Johb elected as president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 27, 2018

 

Lori Johb elected as president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

 

Today, nearly 600 delegates at the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) annual convention selected Lori Johb to be the next SFL president.

 

“I want to thank the working people of this province for their support as I take on the important role of leader of Saskatchewan’s Labour Movement,” said Johb, “I want to sincerely thank Larry Hubich for his decades of service to working people, and wish him all the best in his retirement,” she added.

 

In her campaign, Johb focused on the importance of union education, community engagement, effective campaigns, and electing a worker-friendly government.

 

“I am always willing to work with the provincial government, but make no mistake – the Labour Movement under my leadership will be pushing harder than ever for changes that make life better for working people,” said Johb, “the SFL has successfully won the constitutional right to strike, we forced the Sask. Party government to repeal Bill 40, and we have won additional supports for survivors of domestic violence, but there is much more to do,” she added.

 

Johb became a vice-president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour in 2005, representing her union – SEIU-West. In 2010, Johb was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the SFL, a position she has held until now becoming president. She lives in Leroy, and works at the Humboldt hospital. Johb is a passionate workplace health and safety advocate, a trained education facilitator, and has been active on issues such as women’s rights, supports for survivors of domestic violence, empowering young workers, and reconciliation within the Labour Movement.

 

Replacing Johb as Secretary-Treasurer is Julee Sanderson, who was elected by delegates at the SFL convention. Sanderson is a member of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers who lives in Saskatoon. In her campaign for Secretary-Treasurer, Sanderson said she was committed to continuing the high standards of transparency the SFL has, and ensuring the federation of labour continues to invest in union education, issue-based conferences, campaigns, advocacy, equity work, and political action.

 

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For additional information, contact:

 

Kent Peterson

Strategic Advisor

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

m: 1 (306) 570-1855

e: k.peterson@sfl.sk.ca

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