Long time activist becomes new Windsor Area Director for the CAW

WINDSOR, ON, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Debbie Fields has been appointed as the new Windsor Area Director to replace Alex Keeney who retired this past December.

Fields began her life as a union member at Sheller Globe (CAW Local 195) in 1970, held a number of elected positions in the local union before being appointed to the union's staff as a National Representative in 1987. For the past 23 years, Fields has spearheaded campaigns on pay equity issues and agreements that benefit women in CAW workplaces, negotiated local area contracts and dealt with arbitration hearings, severance pay and workplace issues as they arise.

In 1997 Debbie was awarded Woman of the Year by CAW Women's Network which honours women who take a strong, socially active role in preventing violence and improving the life of women.

Fields is the first-ever female Windsor Area Director.

SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)

For further information: For further information: or comment Debbie can be reached at (519) 974-5338

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