Member Profile: Craig Wilson Stepping Up for His Coworkers


Craig Wilson chooses his union because he wants to make sure “workers have a voice.”

He’s using his voice as a union leader: he’s a Job Steward for District Labor Council 799 and is a member of the Joint Committee that’s working to protect and preserve the rights and working conditions of members during the restructure of the Board of Equalization and the establishment of the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

Wilson is a Staff Information Systems Analyst, and he’s applying experience gained in state service to “be a voice for staff concerns regarding the restructure,” he said.

The BOE restructure represents a major overhaul that affects over 3,600 represented employees who work for BOE and CDTFA in Units 1, 4, 14 and 21. Through the Joint Committee, a team of 10 affected member representatives have been meeting with CalHR and the new departments to assess impacts and make joint recommendations to make this restructure a success. Meetings are held monthly.

“We want to avoid any negative impacts from the restructuring work we do for California taxpayers and our members” said Wilson. He’s focused on the pending implementation of CDFTA’s new online system, CROS (Centralized Revenue Opportunity System).