July 23, 2009
Ron Shore becomes the interim President of CAW National Council 4000

With the announcement by CAW President Ken Lewenza that Bob Fitzgerald will replace CAW National Representative Doug
Olshewski, who will be retiring on July 31, 2009, Ron Shore, Vice-President of CAW National Council 4000 and President of CAW
Local 4001 will become the interim President of Council 4000 effective July 27th.
  Brother Shore has been involved with the Union for almost 20-years, holding various Local officer
positions.  Prior to being elected as President of Local 4001 for the Council’s Mountain Region, Ron was
the Vice-President of Local 4001 and the Unit Local Chairperson of the Local’s BC South Unit, which
services the CN membership in B.C. at Boston Bar, Kamloops and the Greater Vancouver area.  Prior to
that, he was the Local Chairperson for CAW Local 4326 prior to the formation of Local 4001 and Council
4000 in November 1997.

Ron was elected by the
National Executive Board of CAW Council 4000 to serve as the Council’s Vice
President.  As in accordance the Bylaws of CAW National Council 4000, Brother Shore becomes the interim
President with the departure of Bob Fitzgerald.  He will serve as the President until an election is held to
determine a newly elected President for the Council.  Brother Shore is based in Vancouver, B.C.

Timing for an election will be placed high on the agenda during the upcoming executive meeting of the
Council on August 17th in Quebec City prior to the CAW’s Constitutional Convention in the Quebec capital
from August 18 - 21, 2009.
Ron Shore

John Dowell becomes the interim President of CAW Local 4001

During Ron Shore’s tenure as President of National Council 4000, John Dowell, Vice-President of Local 4001 and the Unit Local
Chairperson of the
Alberta Mechanical/Intermodal Unit will serve as the President of CAW Local 4001.  Brother Dowell is based in
Edmonton, Alberta.
Related Links:
Bob Fitzgerald appointed to CAW national staff (July 23, 2009)
CAW National Representatives Doug Olshewski and Brian McDonagh retiring (July 23, 2009)