Doug Cook has been a member of Local 955 since 1976. He began his career as a packer, and working with back hoes. While working a job in Forestburg, one of the operators asked if he wanted to run the crane. Eventually he was spending more time in the crane than the operator was.
In 1982, Doug received his hoisting ticket. He worked in a variety of locations including Fort McMurray.
“The Union provided a good life for me, my wife and four children. If it wasn’t for the union my kids would still have crooked teeth and no glasses,” says Doug with a laugh.
This isn’t Doug’s first time on the Executive Board. From 2006-2009 Doug served as Trustee. He’s happy to be back and is looking forward to representing Local 955 members.
“People know me by now. I’ve been around for quite a while. When I believe in something, I will go after it.”
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