Sue McCormick to become new District Council 83 Director

Suzanne McCormick was approved as the new Director of AFSCME District Council 83 by a unanimous vote of the district council’s executive board on January 4, 2022.

AFSCME District Council 83 Staff Representative Sue McCormick will become the Director of DC 83 starting on January 16, 2022.

“I look forward to this new chapter,” Sue said. “I am grateful and humbled for the opportunity to continue to serve our membership and the labor movement in this capacity.”

Sue has been a member of AFSCME since 1982, when she signed her membership card on the first day that she started working at the Somerset County Home for the Aged, which later became Meadow View Nursing Center, where she worked for 25 years.

There she served in several officer positions, including Local Union President, of AFSCME Local 471 and attended Local Union Training Instructor (LUTI) training, Penn State Leadership training, educational conferences, and she served on multiple negotiation committees.

Sue went on to become one of the first organizers for AFSCME Council 13 in 2005. Five years later, she became a Staff Representative for District Council 83 and eventually formed the Laurel Highlands Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) chapter “to help members have an avenue to progress in the labor movement.”

Now, starting on January 16, 2022, she will replace the retiring Dominic “Mickey” Sgro to lead District Council 83, which represents nearly 10,000 workers in western Pennsylvania.