Leaders in Action for Justice

Christine Crean

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If there were a leadership yearbook, what would your yearbook superlative be and why?

Most likely to give management an ulcer.

What is one of your proudest leadership moments during the past year and why? Feel free to share more than one.

I was a regional VP and worked for the Department of Children and families. There was a lot of tension because a worker was put on leave pending an investigation of a case, We were not informed about what was going on, We were not getting any answers from management. As a way of getting people together I had workers walk outside the office each day around noon for 15 minutes. No work was disrupted and some stayed at their desk to cover so no one could get disciplined.
After several days of this the regional director came to the office and asked what was going on. She seemed very concerned. I told her we were just taking breaks and getting fresh air. At that time I able to ask for a labor management meeting to discuss workers concerns and get some information about what was going on.

Looking ahead to this year, what do you want to be the next step in your development as a leader? How will that step help our movement for economic and racial justice?

Get more members involved politically in their communities and with our COPE (committee on political education) committee.

Anything else you would like to add?

I would like to see more young people getting involved with the union.