Dutchess County Unit 1st Vice President Betty Kaba, a public safety
dispatcher 2, works at her dispatching console at the Dutchess County
Emergency Response Department. Our union recently observed National
Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, when we celebrate these workers
who are instrumental in emergency response, often representing the line
between life and death. (Photo by Jessica Ladlee.)


About Author

Jessica Ladlee is the communications specialist for CSEA's Southern Region. A graduate of Boston University, Ladlee is an award-winning journalist who worked as a newspaper editor before joining the CSEA communications team in 2004. She is passionate about the opportunities unions provide for people to join the middle class, something her grandmother did as a Rockland County CSEA member over 50 years ago.

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