USW Cares: 2018 District 5 Jefferson Award Winner, Daniel Mallette

District 5 Top Volunteer Profile

USW Jefferson Award Winner: Daniel Mallette

Local Union: 919

Location: Montréal, QC

Service Work: Daniel is a 25-year Executive Committee member of COTON 46, a regional union coalition that builds union solidarity by supporting workers on strike, doing May 1st activities, and coordianting actions for national campaigns. COTON 46 also supports community organizations by fundraising. For instance, they raised $5,000 for the community. Daniel also volunteers for fundraising campaigns and organizes a yearly golf tournament for Canada’s South West United Way (he raised $22,000 for them this year). He volunteers to help a variety of social causes concerning youth, women, the homeless, consumer rights, the environment, culture, refugees, and more. Additionally, Daniel is politically active, doing volunteer work for municipal, provincial and federal elections.

Hours: 10+ hour per week (on top of full-time employment)

Community Impact: Daniel has helped develop solidarity and empowerment at different levels of the community by supporting people and organizations trying to make life better for everyone. He wants to make our world better and see more rights for the people: more equality, more justice, and more progress. He actively improves politicians’ and people’s perception of unions and convinces them to respect the roll and importance of unions in communities and society in general.

Outstanding Quality: Daniel is an excellet United Way ambassador and a dedicated union advocate. Plus, he is always present when it comes to helping those less-fortunate than himself.

Prize money donated to: Centraide Sud-Ouest du Québec (United way) and COTON-46, Quebec Regional Community Innovation Fund

Press Inquiries

Media Contacts

Communications Director:
Jess Kamm at 412-562-6961

USW@WORK (USW magazine)
Editor R.J. Hufnagel

For industry specific inquiries,
Call USW Communications at 412-562-2442

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Communications Department
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