Moist speaking at a Peoples' Social Forum rally in 2014
|5th National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees|
|Preceded by||Judy Darcy|
|Succeeded by||Mark Hancock|
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||University of Manitoba|
Moist first joined CUPE as a teenager in 1975, working first as a lifeguard, then as a greenhouse attendant for the City of Winnipeg. He was elected to his local executive after university and worked as a CUPE staff representative from 1983 to 1993.
Moist became the first western Canadian elected to lead CUPE's 600,000 members in October 2003. Under Moist's leadership, CUPE has focused on branding itself as a community union, advocating strongly for the new deal for cities, and playing key roles in the defense of public health care, the fight for public, quality, child care, and in resisting attempts to privatize water and electricity services across the country.
Moist has served as co-chair of Manitoba Premier Gary Doer's Economic Advisory Council and vice-chair of the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation. He has also served his community as treasurer of the United Way and as a director of the Winnipeg Library Foundation and the Misericordia Health Centre. He is a vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress.
- "Paul Moist, National President". Canadian Union of Public Employees. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- Seguin, Rheal (October 30, 2003). "In a first, Westerner is elected president of CUPE". The Globe and Mail. p. A12.
- Dougherty, Kevin (October 28, 2003). "CUPE head lashes out: Outgoing president blasts 'right-wing' agendas". Montreal Gazette. p. A15.
- "Paul Moist: National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees". Shareholder Association for Research and Education. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- "Doer Announces Appointment of Members to Premier's Economic Advisory Council" (Press release). Government of Manitoba. November 16, 2001. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- Moist, Paul (March 29, 2011). "Why am I a New Democrat?". Paul's Page. Canadian Union of Public Employees. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
… I have spent my entire adult life as [an NDP] member, a constituency association president, a convention delegate and I guess in short, an active social democrat.
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