It will be even easier to find a steward at Kern County workplaces now that 37 member leaders have been certified as stewards.
Those stewards, who have completed all five training modules, were given pennants that they can put up in their workplaces to help identify them as certified stewards.
Stewards are elected by their coworkers, but only those who complete the 12-hour training are certified as shop stewards.
“Being ‘pinned’ as a certified steward will help me to have that ‘what’s that’ introduction to other employees to explain what it means to be in service to the members,” said Sean Brady, a building inspector for Kern County and one of the shop stewards.
Brady encouraged others to go through the program and learn to help their fellow workers. “We need more stewards!” he said. “They are the backbone of the membership service we provide!”
The certified stewards are:
City of Bakersfield: Martin Harrington, Tiffany Horton, Rudy Plaza, Earl Poe and John Williams.
City of Delano: Rita Jimenez, Robert Murillo, Lauro Rodriguez, Karen Snow, Maria Sykes and Kevin Williams.
Kern Regional Center: Jenny Ainsworth, Dana Hutchison, Tammie Inman, Cynthia Rodriguez, Sarah Swanlund and Darlene Yasania.
City of Wasco: Jim Amador and Yvette Litten.
Kern County: Ruth Aldridge, Sean Brady, Lanette Britz, Wayne Caldwell, Melissa Callison, Kim Duckworth, Jean Hughes Gutierrez, David King, Dutch Kooren, Gail Lancaster, John Magana, Kimberly Millovitsch, Carmen Morales, Patrick Nickolls, Ruben Palomo, Wanda Wallace and Doris A. Wood.
Kern County Superior Court: Linda Krolnik-Wallace.