Darlene M. Smith

Current job title: Program coordinator / PALS-Newark, Rutgers University

Local: Rutgers URA-AFT (Local 1766)

Career highlights/achievements: Chair, AFTNJ Legal Defense Committee (2012-present); recipient of the Coalition of Labor Union Women’s Clara Day Award (2017); President, New Jersey Coalition of Labor Union Women (2014-present)

Why I’m a warrior for social justice: In my career, I have had the honor of working with different community and labor groups to address social justice issues and have participated in campaigns on the local and national level to push forward social justice agendas.