As a trade union, AMAPCEO is relatively young and was established in 1992 as a rank-and-file organisation to represent workers who were excluded from collective bargaining at that time (and therefore did not have the legal right to join a trade union). In 1993, AMAPCEO negotiated a sectoral framework contract with the provincial government on behalf of 12,000 non-unionized public servants. When the government extended the bargaining right to certain previously excluded workers, AMAPCEO was able to accommodate a sufficient number of members (later certified by the Ontario Labour Relations Board) to obtain voluntary recognition from the government in March 1995 as an official bargaining agent. At that time, approximately 4,500 people were employed in a single bargaining unit within PAHO; The total number of bargaining units has more than tripled since certification and includes sIx bargaining units within both PAHO and BPS. AMAPCEO celebrated the 20th anniversary of its creation in 2012 and its 25th anniversary in 2017. Since its inception in 1992, AMAPCEO has negotiated contracts with governments representing Ontario`s three major political parties. Dave Bulmer is the third President of AMAPCEO and Cynthia Watt is the Fourth Vice President. They were preceded by Janet Ballantyne, Founding President, 1992-1995 (the Vice President at that time was Arthur (Art) Halpert) and immediately President Gary (Gary) Gannage, 1995-2014 (who worked with former Vice-Presidents Robert (Bob) Stambula, 1995-2013, and Sally Jurcaba [aka Sally Pardaens and previously as Sally Rudka], whose only two-year term in 2014-2015 was the final year of the Gannage era and the first year of Dave Bulmer`s presidency. 1988). AMAPCEO employs just over 40 full-time specialized employees who provide advice and services to members from a single Toronto office (at 1 Dundas Street West, at the corner of Dundas Street and Yonge Street, a site close to most members and home to most of the union`s employer colleagues).
All employees in the office, with the exception of senior managers, are members of a bargaining unit represented by the Canadian National Union Unifor. Rob Smalley is the Chief Operating Officer. The other executives are: Angela Stewart, Director of Financial and Administrative Services; Jennifer Sherwood, Director of Membership Services, and Farrah Charania, Director, Human Resources and Administrative Services. Under a governance structure put in place on January 1, 2017, members are assigned to one of eleven geographic districts based on where they work. There are eight districts within the City of Toronto and three outside toronto, in proportion to the distribution of AMAPCEO members in the province. Ten of the districts are about the same size (between about 1,000 and 1,300 members), with the Northern District being somewhat smaller. The AMAPCEO Board of Directors is composed of fifteen members: the four executive officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer) elected by the delegates to the Annual Meeting and eleven Directors, each elected by and by the members in one of the 11 districts. PAHO staff represented by AMAPCEO work in every government department and in a range of agencies, bodies and commissions in more than 130 cities and municipalities across Ontario and twelve cities outside Canada. . . .