Jonathan’s history with the local union dates back to 1990 when he was hired part-time at an Ottawa Loblaws store. By 1994, he was a steward and soon afterwards, became one of the first members of the local union's youth network. After 12 years with Loblaws, Jonathan was hired on staff in 2003 as an organizer. The same year, Jonathan became the local union’s youth coordinator after completing UFCW Canada’s youth internship program. Jonathan is also an Executive Board member with the Toronto & York Region Labour Council and a member-at-large on the board of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (Canadian Chapter) and a member of the UFCW Minority Coalition Advisory Board. Jonathan is also fluent in French.