Meet the Team:
My name is Laura Morton and I have been involved in the union movement for the past 13 years. I started working at a grocery store when I was 14, I’ve lived the union difference and experienced the benefits when I was unjustly terminated. I was a union steward and was elected to two rounds of negotiations as part of this role. I know firsthand what it’s like to grow up in a working-class household and how important having a stable job with pension and benefits is to individuals and families. One of the things I aim for by working for SEIU is to make sure that all healthcare workers will have stable jobs, earn a living wage, get the benefits they deserve and enjoy their time outside of work.
My name is Gethro Dorval, I am an RPN at Winborne Park Long Term Care and a proud SEIU member since 2011. I am very involved with my union both as a Member Organizer and the VP for the Nursing Division. My contribution gives me the opportunity to educate other members of the healthcare community on the benefits of having a union in the workplace. I’m a believer in strengthening our healthcare system through empowering the healthcare workers and creating awareness on the issues they face daily. That’s why I fight for justice, fairness and respect, not just for myself but for others too.
My name is Matt Romain and I have been in the labour movement since my graduation from university. As a union organizer, I see my career choice as a challenging yet important path in today’s world. I wake up every morning knowing that I can make a difference in a worker’s life and that my efforts will help bring fairness to the healthcare sector in general. I realized from the early stages of my career that if I want to get the support and respect at my workplace, I have to stand up for what I believe is right and empower others to do the same. I am a proud union organizer who plans to bring justice to our healthcare system, one worker at a time.
My name is Stacey Bayne, I believe in people and this is one of the main reasons I chose a career in organizing. My mother is a nurse and my father is a steel worker; I grew up surrounded by the Labour Movement which showed me that we live in a unique place that embodies the best in workers’ rights. Healthcare is one of the most important pillars of social stability in our communities and with all the challenges that this sector is facing it is becoming essential for workers to know their rights and to engage in the fight against injustice and poverty. I am optimistic about the future of the sector as long as there are empowered people and organizations bringing their voice to the table.
My name is Sara Mitchell and I am a union organizer with SEIU Healthcare. A large part of my childhood was spent participating in the labour movement. After getting laid off from GM when his plant closed, my Dad became a rep within his union and brought me along for the ride. I was attending negotiation meetings, grievance arbitrations and picket lines before I could walk and was exposed to the terrible things that corporations and employers can do to hard-working people at an early age. These experiences prompted me to get my degree in labour studies, and now as an organizer I can help others find the strength to stand up for what they deserve.