The interns had a very informative lunch and learn session with the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) which represents over 14,000 public sector professionals. The interns were grateful for the opportunity to sit down with President Dave Blumer and his team to discuss their unique approach to advocacy for their members. Mr. Blumer was generous enough to provide us with a small feast as we learned about the general history of unions in Ontario as well as the way AMAPCEO works within these traditional frameworks.
It’s always so heartwarming when we meet a group of professionals who are willing to share their expertise with us, and who are fond of the program. We left this meeting feeling incredibly encouraged by Mr. Blumer and his team as they went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They were patient as they answered our (many) questions! We also left this meeting with a clearer understanding of how AMAPCEO operates differently than other Ontario unions while still maintaining their friendships with them.
We want to give a big THANK YOU to the AMAPCEO team for welcoming us to the office, and thank you for continually supporting OLIP.