Yvette Williams-Lawson

350 State Street Brooklyn, NY 11217

 

P.   718-858-2113

E.   ywilliams@sssaunion.org.

Executive Vice President

Yvette Williams-Lawson
Executive Vice President
Subway Surface Supervisors Association

Yvette Williams-Lawson is the Executive Vice President of the SSSA. As the Executive Vice President, Yvette has undertaken two major initiatives that never existed before in the history of the SSSA. Yvette created the first-ever charitable SSSA Scholarship Fund that is dedicated specifically to raising money for providing scholarship awards to the scholarship recipients at the end of each school year. Yvette believes our children are our future and the success of this fund will go a long way towards helping future generations of SSSA members’ children achieve their dreams.

Also as Executive Vice President, Yvette is creating the first-ever Women’s Committee, dedicated to advancing the interests and concerns of all female SSSA members. She looks forward to receiving your input, ideas, and help, moving our causes forward.

Yvette has been employed with New York City Transit since 1991, starting out as a Railroad Clerk, then advancing to a Station Supervisor Level I in 1998. In 2010, she was elected Section Vice-President for Level I Station Supervisors . In addition to her professional experience, Yvette has also studied labor and human relations extensively at several academic institutions. She has a Certificate in "Labor Contract Administration” from Cornell University, which she attained in 2009, and a Certificate in, "Training, & Organizational Development”, from NYU, which she attained in 2003. She also earned her AA in Liberal Arts from The Borough of Manhattan Community College in 1990 and has completed several labor courses/seminars at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and at the National Labor University in Springfield, Maryland.  Yvette plans to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations with a Minor in Labor Studies at CUNY’s Murphy Institute. At some point in the future, Yvette plans to pursue a law degree with a focus on Labor & Employment Law.

As a longtime advocate for justice, Yvette decided to run for a top position within the SSSA, so that management can no longer continue their backdoor and under the table dealings, which existed with the previous union administration. She ran for union office to put an end to the mistreatment of supervisors and violation of labor laws against supervisors with acts of cronyism, nepotism, bullying, threats, and intimidation inflicted on supervisors. Yvette is fiercely dedicated to improving the working conditions for all SSSA members.

She considers herself as a “no-nonsense person”, who believes in justice, truth, and equity for everyone. She has never been afraid to stand up to management and fight for the rights of SSSA members. Yvette strongly believes in “collective efforts” and knows that we are only as strong as our ability to maintain unity and solidarity.  United together,  we as a SSSA family can create many positive changes that benefit us all. IN SOLIDARITY!