I entered Local 555 through one of our retail units where I was an active shop steward who participated in several bargaining committees; in 1995 I came on staff. I’ve worked all over the place here at the Local, starting in membership records, where I processed payment of dues and helped members with dues-related questions. Later, I moved to a role as support staff for the grievance department, became a rep for Healthcare in the Portland area, and worked as staff director and interim Healthcare Coordinator for the Portland area. In December of 2016, I was excited to take over as our Grievance Director.
My goals for the grievance department are to simplify our processes and make things flow more smoothly, to find ways to resolve issues early on and at the lowest level possible. That doesn’t change our formal processes or put them on the back burner…it just means that I think we can do even more, even faster, which should always work to the benefit of our members. Fighting for the rights of our members and the integrity of our contracts will, as
always, be the top priority of this department.
A little about me: I have two grown children and one very spoiled dog. I recently married the love of my life, a move which brought three fantastic stepchildren into my world. I enjoy working with everyone here at Local 555 and can’t wait to make even more of a difference!