Prior to being hired by the local union in 2010, Ray worked for 15 years in a variety of roles at the National Grocers Distribution Centre. These included being an assembler, receiver/loader, machine operator and trainer for new hires. Ray got involved in the union accidentally, he says, because workers just gravitated to him to ask questions or seek his help. A steward for nine years, Ray was also a member of the local’s youth committee, a SPUR and a Talking Union program representative. Ray has worked as an Organizer on several campaigns and is now in Servicing.