Sametta Shaw Lipiec

Candidate for PEF Trustee on the New York Union Proud Slate

She currently works for the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. For the past 21 years she has worked in positions as a Physical Therapist assistant and as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Her dedication to serving others has always been at the top of her priorities and is demonstrated thru-out her career. Throughout the years, she has served the members by securing negotiated contracts for the years of 2015/16 and the 2016-2019 PEF Contract Agreement as a member of the Contract Negotiating Team. Sametta has been a Union activist holding a steward position in PEF Division 189, Division Secretary and the Council Leader for over eight years. She has also served as an Executive Board Member and is now serving on State Wide OPWDD Labor Management Committee, State Wide OPWDD Health and Safety Committee, and PEF State Wide Political Action Co-Chair for PEF Region 6.

Sametta is dedicated and experienced in representing over 53,000 members serving in 2,300 plus, PEF titles throughout the State. She ensures you that she will continue to fight for your safety and every member's rights since she is a PEF member herself. She is a strong advocate for you, and for the future of our union: these are her beliefs! She feels that as Union Brothers and Sisters you should be afforded a safe work environment, to be treated respectfully and to be afforded the job protections of fair wages that every member deserves!

As a mother of three step children and three grown children of her own, Sametta knows the importance of stability and family. We need to secure a future for our Union and working families. Four out of six of her children are New York State Employees the future lies here our future! The Public Employees Federation!