March is National Women’s Month and to celebrate, this week we will be highlighting Yvonne.
Yvonne is a proud OE3 member of over 30 years and
works in Business Development for OE Federal Credit Union.
She is charismatic, hardworking, and loved by her union family.
What’s your name?
What union are you affiliated with and how long have you been a member?
I am affiliated with Operating Engineers Local 3 and have been a union member for 32 years (in May).
Who do you work for?
I work for OE Federal Credit Union as a Business Development Officer.
What made you want to join a union?
The union has always been part of my life, my dad was a union member. I started part-time for OE Federal Credit Union when I was 24 years old. Within 2 months, I went full-time and haven’t looked back. I had no idea then that working for OE Federal would develop into a lifelong career of helping union members. I’ve worked in various departments and positions throughout my career at OE Federal and I am proud to be an advocate for the Credit Union.
What is your favorite part of your job?
The favorite part of my job is working with our membership. I remember when I was a branch manager and attended my first retiree meeting, it was then that I had a deeper understanding of what our membership was all about. It’s our members’ stories that keep me going above and beyond.
What are you most proud of at your job?
I love having the opportunity to educate and talk with our members knowing I am making a difference. Being a part of the OE Federal family for 32 years, I am also proud to support unions, my co-workers, and our membership.
What do you want other women to know if they join the trades?
I want other women to know that they are a positive force in any industry. You are making a difference in your job and your coworkers’ lives.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I enjoy my time with my family and friends. I love to cook, play golf, and attend sporting events and concerts.