Executive Board

The 17 member elected VDLC Executive Board is made up of delegates from labour council affiliates in both the public and private sectors. The president is a full time position, while others hold jobs where their union is certified.

The Executive Board meets monthly to oversee the work of the labour council and recommend motions to monthly delegate meetings. Executive Board members also chair VDLC committees, participate in the council’s activities and mentor new activists. Meetings are also attended by the assigned representative from the Canadian Labour Congress.

Eligibility for election is detailed in Section 6 of the VDLC Constitution.

Stephen von Sychowski
Office: 604-254-0703
Suite. 170 – 111 Victoria Drive, Vancouver BC V5L 4C4

1st Vice President
Brother Terry Engler
International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 400  

2nd Vice President
Graham O’Neill
Hospital Employees Union, North Shore Community Local  

Recording Secretary
Bal Sandhu
Hospital Employees Union, PHSA Local  

Stefan Nielsen
United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1518 

Members-at Large (12)

Nicholas Aubichon
Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Local 846

Betty Bi
United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1518

Karen McVeigh
Hospital Employees Union, Dogwood Lodge Local  

Neil Munro
Heat & Frost Insulators, Local 118  

Shane Polak
Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 20045

Crystyna Sawyer
Hospital Employees Union, PHSA Local   

Russ St. Eloi
United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 170  

Keith Stone
BC Government & Service Employees, Union, Local 503   

Frank Warwick
Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1004

CLC Representative – voice but no vote
Ron Stipp  

Young Worker Representative – voice but no vote