J5624

Commending Mary Jane Bertram upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation...

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  • 30 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • ADOPTED

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J5624


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Mary Jane Bertram upon the occasion of
her designation for special recognition by the Hudson Valley Area Labor
Federation on June 5, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend the efforts of individuals who distinguish themselves in service
to the cause of working men and women in the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Mary Jane Bertram upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation; she will be
honored at its 8th Annual Labor Heroes Celebration on Thursday, June 5,
2014, at The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills, Stony Point, New York; and
WHEREAS, Mary Jane Bertram, Hudson Valley Regional Director of the
Workforce Development Institute (WDI), is the recipient of the Hudson
Valley Area Labor Federation's 2014 Mother Jones Award; and
WHEREAS, Mary Jane Bertram was born in Burlington, Vermont, and has
lived all over the country; this committed activist got her first oppor-
tunity to take a stand as a high school student in Idaho Falls, Idaho,
as a representative on the Title IX committee advocating for equality in
funding for female athletic programs, and also as a leader in the fight
that allowed drama, debate, and speech teams to earn school letters,
just like boys football and basketball teams; and
WHEREAS, In 1999, Mary Jane Bertram became an organizer with the
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in the Southern states; in
2002, she moved to the State of New York and organized the Dutchess ARC
for SEIU Local 200United; she was elected a Vice President for the
Hudson Catskill CLC, and served on the Executive Board of the Hudson
Valley Area Labor Federation; and
WHEREAS, Mary Jane Bertram joined the WDI in 2008, and serves on the
Executive Board of the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board, as
well as the Hudson Valley Mt. Sinai Occupational Clinic Board; in addi-
tion, she volunteers as the New York State representative for the
National Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Society, serving on its Patient Advi-
sory Board; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband, Steve, their six
children, and four grandsons, all of whom feel privileged to be a part
of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Mary Jane Bertram upon the occasion of her designation as recip-
ient of the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation's 2014 Mother Jones
Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mary Jane Bertram.

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