Reid Hanson

Reid Hanson
CN Rail, Chief Steward
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Local Number 2004, USW District # 3
Years as USW Member: 10

What is unusual about your hometown, place of work or job?

Manitoba is known as the polar bear capital of the world. The climate is a bit extreme 30 degrees Celsius (86 F) in the summer and -30 Celsius (-22 F) in the winter.

What does this year’s theme, “Everybody’s Union” mean to you?

That we are working together to achieve a common goal.

What issues will be important when your Local’s contract expires? 


What’s your go-to dance move? 

The Robot.

Every leader has a good tune to walk out to when introduced. What’s your walk-up song?

Jump by Van Halen.

Who would you most like to have dinner with, and why: Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, George R.R. Martin, Liz Cheney, Michael Jordan or Drake? 

Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson.

What things have you done or hope to do while you’re here?

I’m looking forward to experience Las Vegas and what the conference has to offer.

Have you yet decided how you will put the convention to work when you return home?

When I return home, I will strive to educate members on the workings of the USW internationally.

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