Honours and Awards Committee

Life Member, Nick Stein

Nick Stein, RVP for the Southwestern Ontario Region, received the honorary title of Life Member at the 2011 Triennial Convention.

The award was presented by Betty Bannon, National President.

In the photo: Nick Stein, Betty Bannon


Brother Stein started with then Revenue Canada in May 1973 and became involved in his Union in the mid-80s. He held several positions in his Local and became Local President in January 1990. At the 1990 UTE convention, he was elected the Alternate RVP for the Southwestern Ontario Region. In January of 1992 he became the RVP when the incumbent retired. Nick was re-elected at the next 6 conventions until he decided not to re-offer in 2011, as he planned to retire in 2012. As of July 2011, Brother Stein was the longest serving RVP in UTE history.

As RVP he served on many National Committees but is most known for his role as Chair of the Workforce Adjustment Committee. When CRA became a separate bargaining unit, he was a member of the bargaining team for every round until he announced his retirement. Outside of UTE, Nick represented the PSAC at the Ontario Federation of Labour on both the Political Action and Labour Relations Committees.

After the 2011 convention, Nick accepted a position with the CRA in Human Resources as a regional labour relations consultant until he retired in March 2012. During his time with the employer, he attempted to show regional management the Union’s position(s) on numerous topics/issues.

Brother Stein remains an active member of the NDP & works with them on campaigns at the federal and provincial levels.

Nick is a lifelong resident of Windsor, Ontario where he still resides with his wife, Ellen. Their son, Nathan now lives in Toronto, where he is the music coordinator for the Drake Hotel.   

Nick is an avid 10 pin bowler, where he now bowls in 3 leagues. He has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Windsor-Essex County Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.