Paul Faoro is President of CUPE BC, elected in December, 2015, after serving as secretary-treasurer for three years. He was elected secretary-treasurer of CUPE BC at the union’s 50th annual convention in April, 2013 and re-elected in 2015. Faoro was first elected to CUPE BC’s executive board as a regional vice-president in 2007, and general vice-president in 2009.

Prior to his election as secretary-treasurer, Faoro was President of CUPE Local 15 in Vancouver, representing 6,500 frontline workers employed in a variety of diverse sectors including K-12, municipal, health care and post-secondary.

Faoro is very active in municipal, provincial and federal politics and currently serves as a vice-president of the BC New Democratic Party. Faoro was elected as a regional vice-president of CUPE in November, 2015.