SEIU Local 2 is governed by an Executive Board which consists of: 

Four Executive Officers

The ranking officer from each Branch which represents more than 200 members

5 members elected at an Executive Council meeting from Branches representing less than 200 members

Meet the Executive Officers

David Bridger

David is the President of SEIU Local 2, a position he has held since 2016. Prior to this, David was Vice-President from 2009-2015. Originally David started his union activism as a steward at the Labatt Brewery in London. David has continued his brewery work and currently is President of the Canadian Brewery Council, which is an association of all Unions representing thousands of Brewery workers in Canada. Additionally, David is an elected member of the SEIU International Executive Board, and represents Local 2 on both the International board and the Council of Presidents for SEIU Canada.

Tom Galivan
Secretary Treasurer

Tom is the Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU Local 2, a position he has held since 2010. Tom became active in SEIU over twenty years ago as a shop steward and member-organizer in SEIU Local 204. He held the position of Lead Organizer in SEIU Local 220 and Service Representative with SEIU Local 528 before joining SEIU Local 2 full-time as the Director of Organizing in 2005. In addition to directing the Union’s organizing efforts, Tom is a member of the SEIU Property Services Division Leadership Board, a Trustee on the SEIU Local 1 & 2 Benefits Plan and most importantly oversees the Justice for Janitors campaign; a movement that has raised employment standards for workers in the janitorial sector across the country.

Kumar Ramcharran
Executive Vice-President

Kumar has been a member of SEIU for thirty years, taking on several different leadership roles. He has been Plant chairperson, Branch Local President, and sat on the Executive Board as a Health & Safety co-chair. He now serves as the Executive Vice President of SEIU Local 2.

Jackie Swaine

Jacqueline (Jackie) worked as a Teaching Assistant for the South Shore Regional School Board in Nova Scotia and had been an active member of SEIU for over twenty years prior to joining SEIU Local 2 full-time as Vice President. Jackie works out of our office in Nova Scotia making her the first SEIU Local 2 Officer coming from outside of the Toronto area.

Throughout the years, Jacqueline has held several positions in her Union, including serving as Chief Shop Steward representing all SEIU members in her school board and acting as Secretary/Treasurer for SEIU Nova Scotia. She is presently an active member on many committees at her workplace; Occupational Health and Safety, Pension Advisory, Member Employee Benefits, Wellness, and Professional Development, to name a few.