Elect United Together at the 2021 OFL Convention

Endorsements – Ahmad Gaied

As President of the GTA’s hospitality workers’ union, I am proud to endorse Ahmad Gaied as Secretary-Treasurer of the OFL. Ahmad is a strong labour activist and a staunch ally of workers across Ontario and beyond. With brother Gaied’s leadership, working collaboratively with Team United Together, I am confident that the OFL will continue to be a leading and progressive voice in standing up for working people. 

Guled Warsame
President, UNITE HERE Local 75

Ahmad is an effective labour leader who has consistently proven that he cares about working people, showing up for workers and their families when they need him most. During his time at the OFL, Ahmad has offered concrete solutions to make change a reality for workers across the province. Wherever there is injustice, Ahmad will be there to fight against it, speaking truth to power and making sure that workers’ voices are heard loud and clear. I wholeheartedly endorse Ahmad Gaied for re-election as Secretary Treasurer of the OFL.

Felicia Samuel
ETFO Toronto Local Executive Officer

Since 2015, Ahmad Gaied has fought tirelessly to advance workers’ rights and demand better for working people across the province. Brother Gaied has also campaigned vigorously to help our most vulnerable workers, including gig workers who lack the basic protections that many of us take for granted. Ahmad has what it takes to mobilize Ontario’s labour movement and bring the fight for social justice to those in power, and I am thrilled to endorse him for re-election as Secretary-Treasurer of the OFL.

Anita Bryan
United Steelworkers (USW) South Central Ontario Area Coordinator

During his time as Secretary-Treasurer of the OFL, Ahmad has always made himself accessible to young workers throughout Ontario, and he is able to relate to the issues that affect young people most. Whether advocating for students and affordable post-secondary education, or standing up for workers in the gig economy, Brother Gaied has proven to be an engaging and effective labour leader, and that is why I am endorsing him for re-election as Secretary-Treasurer of the OFL.

Joseanne Job
OPSEU Provincial Young Worker Representative and Chair, Region 5, Young Workers

Ahmad is a passionate, honest, and accountable leader who has shown an uncanny ability to bring labour unions and community groups together as one movement. Speaking as a worker of colour, I know that I can count on brother Gaied to fight for working people who doesn’t always have a voice. Ahmad has also done an excellent job of getting the OFL back on track financially, and it is my pleasure to endorse him for re-election as Secretary-Treasurer of the OFL.

Abdi Hagi Yusuf
Secretary-Treasurer of CUPW, Toronto Local
Co-Chair of Somali Workers Network

For as long as I've known Ahmad, he has been a committed leader and fighter for workers in Ontario. He has brought his skills and experience from on-the-ground organizing to help make progressive change in the labour movement and tackle injustice in our communities. With compassion and a hands-on approach, Ahmad brings working people from all walks of life together to fight for a common cause. I wholeheartedly endorse Ahmad Gaied for re-election as Secretary-Treasurer of the OFL.

Emma Lee
Toronto Public Library Workers Union, CUPE Local 4948
Acting Vice-President & Executive Board Officer