The Officers of the B.C. Federation of Labour meet bi-monthly to manage the day-to-day operational affairs of the Federation.
W. Laird Cronk
PresidentLaird Cronk was re-elected to his second term as BCFED President in November 2020. A Red Seal Electrician, Laird has been an IBEW Local 230 member for over three decades. He is a board member of the provincial Industry Training Authority, helping to guide the training of BC’s skilled trades workers. Laird advocates for the interests of working people as a member of the Premier’s Economic Recovery Task Force.
Secretary-TreasurerSussanne Skidmore was elected BCFED Secretary-Treasurer in November 2018. A well-known human rights, social justice and queer rights activist, Sussanne has served as executive vice-president of BCGEU since 2014. She has also served as co-chair of the BCFED’s Human Rights Committee, and is active in the Women’s Rights Committee.
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied CraftsPhil Klapwyk is the Business Representative of IATSE Local 891, representing professional artists and technicians employed in the film and television industry in British Columbia. Founded in 1962, Local 891 is one of the largest locals of the IATSE, which is made up of over 135,000 members throughout North America.