My name is Karri Patterson and I am a Secretary working out of the Atlantic Regional Office in Dartmouth, NS, as well I am the RVP for the Atlantic Region and the COPE Representative of our JOHS Committee. I have been employed with CUPE for 3½ years. I’m married and have a daughter. I have taken many educational courses such as bargaining skills, financial officers and steward learning series to name a few. From my other work experiences I have a broad understanding of Employee/Employer relations and I believe this would bring a fresh perspective to the bargaining committee. My main goal would be to make sure we strengthen our Collective Agreement for all members. Effective communication is essential to the strong functioning of this union, and I’d be honored to contribute my skills and experience to this position.