Hi Everyone,

We are aware that CLAC has started a campaign to try and get Conmed employees to leave the United Steelworkers and rejoin CLAC. Here is a brief history recap of the last two years for those who lived through it and for those who don’t know.

In 2021, the United Steelworkers Union (USW) was contacted by workers from Conmed as they were upset with the representation that they had received from their Union – CLAC. In response, the USW conducted an organizing campaign and the workers from Conmed voted to oust CLAC and bring in the USW as the bargaining agent.

Why become a Union Steward?

  • You will receive paid training including expenses for travel if necessary
  • You will have support from the United Steelworkers and the resources that we can provide
  • You will learn about employment legislation, and how to enforce the collective agreement 
  • Participation by our members makes our Union stronger

If you like to help people, are organized and a good communicator, this might be for you!

We've had some members question how the retroactive lump sum was calculated that was received after our HLDAA award. The Employer provided the document attached below as an explanation.

We have our finalized our Bargaining Committee.  Here are the people that will be representing all of our members at the bargaining table, alongside our USW staff representatives:

Brenda Gagnon                           Janice Gilbert

Tina Glendinning                         Terry Marck

Doreen Mayer-Korten                  Tracy Plato

Patti Terreberry

Here is a link to the Bargaining Survey - 

The Collective Agreement is here! Click the file link on the Collective AGreement tab of the website to access it.  Please note that this version is not yet official, but we wanted to get it out as soon as we could. Five months is long enough! Contact us at [email protected] If you have any questions. We hope to order the printed books soon.

We have added a second slot from 6pm-7pm in the chapel for the Bargaining Committee vote on Tuesday.

Vote times will now be:

1-4pm & 6-7pm in the chapel at Billings Court Manor on Tuesday, August 15th.  All Union members from Billings Court Manor are eligible to vote in order to elect two Bargaining Commitee members from Billings Court. Hope to see you there!

The election for Bargaining Committee positions at Billings Court Manor will be held Tuesday, August 15th from 1-4pm in the Chapel at Billings Court.  All members that work at Billings Court are eligible to vote on Tuesday. We hope to see you there!

Here are a few words from each of the candidates:

After receiving nominations and confirming if those that were nominated wanted to accept or decline their nomination, we have determined that there will be an election at Billings Court Manor for the two Bargaining Committee positions at that home.  Members who work at Billings Court will be eligible to vote in the election.

The Nominees are:

  • Tina Glendinning - PSW
  • Terry Marck - PSW
  • Rosalee Samuda - RPN

The vote will be held on Tuesday, August 15th from 1-4pm in the chapel at Billings Court Manor.