White House Author
Vice President of 1199 – United Healthcare Workers East SEIU
Coraminita Mahr is Vice President of 1199-United Healthcare Workers East/ SEIU, the largest local union. Coraminita has served as the Chair of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, an organization which promoted human rights covenants within local, state, federal and global institutions. Coraminita's concern for human rights inspired her participation in the global anti-apartheid movement as a member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist; and a member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women in the struggle for peace and disarmament. In 2012, Coraminita was appointed to serve on a public interest and advocacy campaign to secure enactment of a paid sick leave law for more than a million low wage workers in New York City. She continues to serve as a coalition member; the new goal is to seek passage of a family paid sick leave law for New York State. She has also served on the National Executive Board of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, supporting economic security, workplace opportunities and political empowerment for working women.