Ernest Green was elected Regional Vice-President representing Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2019 CUPE National Convention. Prior to the 2019 Convention, he served as Vice-President of CUPE NL and President of CUPE 488, which represents workers at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook, NL.

A member of the Qalimu Mi’Kmaq First Nation, Ernest has been an active member of his local since 1997. He has been a member facilitator since 2014 and was a member of the CUPE Hospital Negotiation Team. He works as a physiotherapy support worker in Orthopaedics at Western Memorial Regional Hospital and is a licensed practical nurse.