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Fred Shilson

Fred Shilson

Fred first became a CUPE member in 2002 when he began working as a student cashier with the Toronto Parking Authority while studying broadcast journalism. He joined Local 79 in 2007 when he took a position in the City’s Long Term Care Division. Fred has served as a Local 79 Union Steward, Health and Safety Committee Member, Executive Board member, and Bargaining Committee member. He has also been a CUPE Ontario Young Worker Representative, Treasurer for the CUPE Toronto District Council and has represented Ontario on CUPE’s National Political Action Committee. An experienced political organizer, Fred helped coordinate the campaign to stop the sale of Toronto Hydro and has trained hundreds of activists in electoral politics. As a kid growing up downtown, Fred enjoyed playing shinny and baseball; he loves spending time with family and friends.