Candidate for NCR Regional Director – Mark Muench

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Candidate for NCR Regional Director

Mark Muench

(Regular member)

I am asking for your support in this election.  I would like the opportunity to serve all PIPSC members in the NCR by sharing the experience I have gained over the last fourteen years.  I promise to serve all PIPSC NCR members with the same passion that I have my AFS members.  

If elected NCR Director, I will:

  • Work to protect our pension plan
  • Work hard to achieve better health care benefits for our membership
  • Work to improved remote working options and a better work life balance
  • Work for fair and open staffing processes 
  • Be compassionate toward those who continue to struggle with mental health issues.
  • Be professional and respectful of my fellow brothers and sisters.

I have been a PIPSC Union steward since 2007 and I have passionately served our members.  I have been involved with PIPSC at many levels and have the following experience:

  • 2008 to 2012, I was Co-Chair of the CRA ITB Health and Safety Committee
  • 2009 to 2014, I was Vice President of the AFS IT Sub-Group
  • June 2016, I was elected AFS CS National Consultation Representative (Current)
  • June 2016, I joined the AFS Bargaining Team (Current).  Successfully negotiated two contracts achieving significant improvements to our Collective Agreements. 
  • July 2017, I became the AFS Phoenix/Compensation coordinator (Current).  I have assisted in resolving hundreds of serious pay issues for our PIPSC members.
  • July 2018, I joined the PIPSC Advisory Council
  • December 2018, I was elected AFS Vice President.  
  • December 2018, I joined the PIPSC Working Group on Consultation (Current)
  •  March 2020, I pushed for the formation of a committee in the CRA’s IT branch to address the Black Lives Matters concerns and insisted the committee be led by members of our Black Community. I currently sit as an observer.
  • I currently Chair the AFS By-Laws Sub-Committee and the AFS IT Sub-Committee

If you want a director with proven experience and a passion for helping others, then I hope you will consider me as your choice for NCR Director.

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