Remembering Laurie Merta
The AFSCME family is grieving the loss of a sister who passed away this weekend in Los Angeles where she was attending AFSCME’s 40th International Convention.
“She was responsible for building some of the best steward, Member Action Team (MAT) and field services structure in all of labor,” said Council 28 Exec. Director and International Vice President Greg Devereux.
“The Federation lost an incredible warrior for our members. While details have not been released, it appears she died peacefully in her sleep. She will be missed terribly by all of us. She was a loyal, passionate advocate for all members and for the union as a whole. She had been her normal funny, caring, focused self all week in the midst of a very spirited AFSCME convention. We will all miss her presence and her love for the union. Our prayers and love go out to her family and friends.”
Details of her memorial service will be posted as soon as they are available.