Leaders in our Midst
She is an SEIU Healthcare member who got involved with her union as a chief steward so she could be the voice for her colleagues in the workplace.
“You need to advocate for yourself and stand up for what you believe in,” she said. “Not everyone can dedicate the time and effort to come out and volunteer.”
“Members need to know their rights and exercise them. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand. Remember to read your collective agreement and advocate for others.”
She has really enjoyed her leadership role at SEIU Healthcare which now includes membership on SEIU Healthcare’s E-Board after her recent election at Convention to the representative of Region 4. “My activism has taken me places I never thought I would have gone. In politics, I get to meet different politicians at Queen’s Park and speak to them on behalf of the members. I want them to make things better for us.”
February is Black History Month. This is the time to celebrate the work of Black Canadians and SEIU Healthcare members like Stephany Williams who has taken a lead role in helping create positive change in the lives of SEIU Healthcare members, working people and our healthcare system.