Lela Foreman, longtime CLUW officer and mother of current CLUW Vice President (OPEIU) Theresa Kandt, died recently. She was elected as Recording Secretary at CLUW’s second biennial convention in April 1982 and later became Treasurer continuously serving until October of 2001. She served for 26 years as CWA’s Women’s Director rising from the ranks of CWA Local 6012 in her native Muskogee, Oklahoma. “Her contributions will endure and she will be sorely missed,” said CLUW President Connie A. Leak.
Ralph Jefferson passed away on February 19; he worked with SEIU Local 722 in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s.