Ontario Federation of Labour “First Five” Affirmative Action Vice Presidents

In 1983 the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) became the first labour body in Canada to designate seats for women when it amended its constitution to create five executive board positions for affirmative action seats. The five newly-elected OFL Affirmative Action Vice-Presidents were (left to right): Carrol Anne Sceviour, United Steelworkers; Ev Sammons, Ontario Public Service Employees Union; Edith Johnston, United Auto Workers; Jean Robertson, United Food and Commercial Workers; Julie (Griffin) Davis, Canadian Union of Public Employees.

In 1983 the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) became the first labour body in Canada to designate seats for women when it amended its constitution to create five executive board positions for affirmative action seats. The five newly-elected OFL Affirmative Action Vice-Presidents were (left to right): Carrol Anne Sceviour, United Steelworkers; Ev Sammons, Ontario Public Service Employees Union; Edith Johnston, United Auto Workers; Jean Robertson, United Food and Commercial Workers; Julie (Griffin) Davis, Canadian Union of Public Employees.