A Family First Decision: Why I’m Stepping Down as President of CUPE 229

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It is with mixed emotions that I write to you today, as I have come to a difficult decision. After much contemplation and consideration, I have decided to step down from my role as President of CUPE 229, effective today.

The overarching reason for my resignation is the increasing demand on my time and energy outside of working hours. As a single father with September fast approaching and shared parenting responsibilities on the horizon, I have found myself grappling with an unmanageable amount of external demands. 

Regrettably, I have reached a point where I can no longer compartmentalize these pressures when I leave the workplace. This is a challenge I have never encountered before, and it has taken a toll on my ability to balance my personal commitments effectively.

Please understand that while I am stepping down from the role of President, my pride and dedication to our union remain steadfast. However, at this juncture, I must prioritize my mental well-being, my family, and my financial stability.

I am grateful for the time I have spent serving as your President and for the experiences and relationships I have developed during my tenure. 

It is my hope that you will continue to work together with the same dedication and passion that has defined our union.

In solidarity,

Jesse Bambrick