New MLDP class: Developing leaders for a stronger union


Six union leaders are developing the skills necessary to build a stronger union in our six-month training program.

Our Member Leader Development Program (MLDP) is one way we’re working to ensure the continued growth and success of our union. Members and new staff are getting in-depth training and tools to become better leaders to organize coworkers and create stronger worksites.

“We build a stronger union by developing and empowering more leaders,” said Tamekia N. Robinson, Vice President for Organizing/Representation. “Each leader develops others to join us in building unity and power throughout our union.”

Angelica Miller, a Library Technical Assistant at High Desert State Prison, is one of the member leaders in the new MLDP class. She has been a job steward for five years and the president of District Labor Council 792 since last August.

Miller and others are learning ways to identify,
recruit and encourage more members to step up.

“I’m looking forward to learning new ways to connect with and communicate with our members, and to identify new leaders,” Miller said. “We can only grow as a union when new leaders emerge.”