In 1986, Richard Delisle joined the Executive Committee of CUPE 1208 as the Director for the Verdun Catholic School Commission. He subsequently served as recording secretary from 1991 to 2017, and as treasurer since 2017, a position he still holds with the blue-collar workers’ union at the Centre de service scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys. In 1999, Richard was elected secretary-archivist of the Conseil provincial du soutien scolaire (CPSS). In 2020, he was elected President of the CPSS and Vice-President of the Education sector at the CUPE Quebec office. He twice served as a negotiator of the collective agreement on sectorial matters relating to school support and during the last negotiations at the central table for the public sector. Richard was elected the Regional Vice-President representing Quebec at the CUPE National Convention in November 2021.