Greetings to Local 3599 Bargaining Unit Members,
I was elected to the office of President of the Local in July 2004. The President exercises general supervision over the affairs of the Local, subject to the approval of the
Executive Board, and see that other officers comply with the responsibilities of their office and Constitutional duties as
well as keep the membership apprised of the goals and objectives of the Federation.
The President is responsible for impact negotiations, agreements, settlements, memoranda of understanding, and the
initiation of unfair labor practice charges, unless otherwise delegated in writing.
I meet and correspond with the congressional staff that represents the offices within the Local to get the union’s
To perform my duties as President, I often team up with the stewards and the
chief steward regarding issues that affect their various offices. I have a diverse
background of skills that have added to Local 3599 being able to successfully resolve offices issues on behalf of the bargaining
unit. I have a Masters in Management of Human Resources and Bachelors in Business
Administration. I have held positions in Human Resources that provided me with
specialized skills in training and development, recruitment and placement and classification. I
have performed the duties of an investigator with the EEOC and currently hold the position of mediator. I served as a member of negotiating team that resulted in the current CBA.
As I look forward to setting goals for the upcoming year one goal that I will
diligently work on is continued improvement of communication from the offices to the President and from the President to the
offices. We will be introducing our web page at this year’s annual meeting. I will also be asking for support of the steward in having contact via teleconference
with the offices throughout the year.
I am looking forward to continue serving the members of the bargaining unit
of Local 3599 this year (2006-2007).
Sharon D. Baker
President, Local 3599