Cindy McQueen is a General Vice President and a member of the Strong Communities Working Group. She is also the President of CUPE Local 389, a composite local covering schools, libraries, social services and municipalities in North Vancouver. Cindy has been on Local 389’s executive since 1991 as custodial and maintenance rep, recording secretary, and vice president. Cindy has been president of her local since 1998. She is the Chair of CUPE BC’s K-12 committee and CUPE BC’s Anti Contracting Out Committee, and also serves as co-chair of CUPE National’s Contracting Out and Privatization Coordinating Committee.
General Vice President, CUPE BC
Tanya Paterson is a general vice president of CUPE BC. She was elected in April 2017. Tanya has been a member of CUPE's Airline Division since 1999, when she became a flight attendant with Air Transat. Currently serving her second term as President of Local 4078, Tanya is the co-chair for the Airline Division's Political Action Committee and has sat on numerous other committees and currently chairs the CUPE BC Transportation Committee.
Tanya enjoys facilitating education workshops and has acted as social convenor at Parksville weeklong school.
Karen Ranalletta is one of four general vice presidents of CUPE BC and an officer of the BC Federation of Labour. Karen is President of CUPE 2950 (representing 1500+ clerical and library workers at the University of British Columbia) and the chair of the local's Education Committee. She is also a member of the Contract Committee, a health and safety steward and delegate to the CUPE Metro and District Council. In 2010 she became a member facilitator and at the 2011 CLC Convention she discovered a passion for pensions and was appointed to the CUPE BC Pension Committee later that year. Karen has also chaired the Library and Technology and Communications Committees of CUPE BC.
Michelle Waite is a general vice president of CUPE BC, elected in April 2017. She was first elected RVP in 2013. Michelle is the President of CUPE Local 3479, North Island College Support Staff and represents members in Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Alberni, Port Hardy and Ucluelet. Michelle holds positions on the Vancouver Island District Council, the CUPE BC Colleges Committee, the National Post Secondary Task Force and is a member of the CUPE Colleges Bargaining Council.