to ensure that the Washington State Labor Councilís events and positions
are well-publicized, both in the news media and within the labor movement.
She supports and encourages local union publications and communications
efforts by providing training, assistance and materials to labor union
editors around the state. She coordinates the writing, editing and
designing publications with Publications Director David Groves. She also
is developing a video program for the WSLC including producing web videos,
training and educational videos for both affiliates and coalition members
of the Labor Council.
joined the council in 2007. She has worked in Washington, DC, for CNN, NBC, PBS and in the communications department at the IAM
Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD. She also served as the interim
communications director for the California Labor Federation, during the
victorious Prop. 75 fight in 2006. Kathy was the recipient of a 2007 Telly
Award for a public service video.
experience has taught her first hand the value of belonging to a union.
She was released from her job as a contract cameraperson to CNN, as she
and a group of fellow workers were active in an organizing campaign to
bring the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET)
into the company. She has been on strike at NBC Network News, covered
presidential campaigns, and helped blazed a trail for women in the media
behind the camera.
has a Masterís degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She is married to Kevin Cummings, Special Representative on the Grand
Lodge staff of the IAM, and has two children, Tom and Stacy.
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