CSEA Women’s Conference attendees dressed as World War II-era iconic character Rosie the Riveter on the conference’s final day, including, from left, Broome Developmental Center Local activist Kelly Klees, Southern Tier State Employees Local Treasurer Christina Avery, Broome County Local activist Laura Kelly, Broome Developmental Center Local Treasurer Kelly Otis and Southern Tier State Employees Local Secretary Karen Tisci. Many conference attendees also wore red to mark Equal Pay Day, which took place on April 2. (Photo by Jessica Ladlee)

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Jessica Ladlee

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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