Linda Lesnewski

Vice President

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UWUA #1-2

Linda Lesnewski was born and raised in a union household. Her parents were both proud union members – her mother, CSEA, and her father, Teamsters. She has been an active union member of Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 1-2 since 1991. During that current span and to present, she has been employed by Suez Water of Westchester. Linda has served as a UWUA Executive Board member since 2007.

Linda attended Cornell ILR School for Labor Studies to continue educating herself on labor issues. She always willingly supports her union brothers and sister by attending their rallies, phone banks and informational pickets.

In 2001, Linda became a UWUA 1-2 delegate to the Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO. From then, she attended meetings and got more involved with the council in a variety of ways. Ten years later, in 2011, Linda was inducted as a Vice President to the WPCLB Executive Board.

Once on the WPCLB Executive Board, Linda became a Community Service Chairperson. Linda enjoys spending her free time helping others in a variety of ways. She has formed relationships with local community organizations that have needed assistance. With that bond, the WPCLB has donated to those places yearly. During the holiday season, the WPCLB Community Services Committees partners with the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, donating monetary gifts and requested items for children in need. Linda also runs the annual toiletry, shoe and school supply drives at the WPCLB.

Linda currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Mt. Sinai Selikoff Center and she is a past United Way Board Member for Westchester/Putnam, where she served for four years.

Linda lives in New Rochelle, New York and is the proud mother of Linda Loehmann. Her favorite poem is, “First They Came” By Pastor Martin Niemoller.