Meet the Board

The Metro DC CLUW Executive Board is powered by fierce labor activists committed to advocating for and with women & femmes in the labor movement. 

President (she/her)
Union: OPEIU Local 2 

Chelsea Bland

Chelsea is a proud OPEIU Local 2 union member of 14 years. As a union activist, she has served her colleagues as a shop steward and previously served as chair of the LGBTQIA+ Committee at her local. She's passionate about helping workers advocate for themselves in the workplace and is always down to help organize a collective action when management doesn't do right by the workforce.

Why CLUW is important to Chelsea: 

"Women and femmes are the lifeblood of our workplaces and our communities. It is an honor to serve as a leader within the Coalition of Labor Union Women. I look forward to welcoming more women into our dynamic organization." 

Vice President (she/her/hers)
Union: AFGE Local 727 

Charron Carter

Why CLUW is important to Charron:

"I joined CLUW to stand in solidarity with other union advocates and be a part of the women’s labor movement. At the chapter, I want to be able to help increase our membership, engage in community outreach and involvement, and maintain an impactful presence in the legislative/political arena." 

Union: SEIU Local 722

Debra Davis

Debra has been a union member for 30 plus years. Debra served as the recording secretary for her local for 2 terms —  6 years total and was vice president of her local for 3 years. Debra was one of 16 national vice presidents on the executive board of CLUW for 4 years (2016-2020). 

Why CLUW is important to Debra: 

"CLUW is important to me because of what they represent for so many women in the workforce. They are fighting for our rights as workers to get better contracts, better healthcare and empower women to run for political office to make a change in this world. Sisters having each other backs." 

Yvonne Huntley, APWU Retiree


DeAsia Edelin, AFGE

At-Large Executive Board Member

Carol Rosenblatt, AFSCME

At-Large Executive Board Member

Marilyn J. Wiley, CWA

At-Large Executive Board Member

Ina Wisdom, APWU

At-Large Executive Board Member

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