Executive Assistant to the President
Frank Ragni has been involved in the union movement for over 38 years. In 1978, while working at the Skyline Hotel in Toronto, Frank organized 1200 of his fellow co-workers. During this campaign, his talents as an organizer were recognized by Hotel Employees Restaurant Employees Local 75 and they hired him to help grow their union. In 1979 to 1981, Frank organized over 6,000 members in hotels located on the airport strip and in downtown Toronto. In 1982, Frank joined Canadian Union of Restaurant and Related Employees as an organizer and pay equity coordinator, as well as served on the Executive Board. Frank worked tirelessly in order to successfully organize Swiss Chalet Restaurants across Ontario. In 1989, Frank was elected to the position of Vice President of the Union. When CURRE merged with UFCW in 1995, Frank continued to organize members he also took on the role of servicing representative, Executive Board member and lead negotiator responsible for negotiating approximately sixty collective agreements. When Frank became Secretary-Treasurer of Local 206 in 2013, he did not give up his role of lead negotiator, Grievance Chairperson or Executive Board member and to this day he continues to organize to strengthen our union. He now serves as Executive Assistant to the President at Local 1006A.