Earlier this week, the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) recognized affiliate Community Labor United’s Executive Director Darlene Lombos for her work bringing unions and community together.
WILD is a multiracial, multicultural women’s organization founded by women labor activists and educators to empower women to become effective leaders and organizers in their unions, workplaces and communities. One of the most important things Lombos is doing to support women workers is preventing wage theft in Massachusetts to make sure women like Ms. Coronado receive the wages they are owed. Read more here (her story on p 17).
Lombos is a transformational leader, inspiring her staff and coalition partners to grow in their positions. In addition to her role as CLU’s Executive Director and Partnership for Working Families’ Board Chair, she has more than fifteen years of experience organizing around various issues, including police accountability and home daycare justice at Direct Action for Rights and Equality in Providence, RI as well as transportation equity, gentrification and displacement, and education reform at Sisters in Action for Power in Portland, OR.