Kathryn Lybarger – Oakland, California
President of Local 3299, which represents 21,000 patient care and service workers at the University of California’s five medical centers and 10 campuses. Lybarger was elected to become an International Vice President (California District) in 2012. Lead Gardener at UC Berkeley, she has been a union activist for 10 years. Lybarger helped lead the union’s 2007 contract fight that won new standards for compensation at the university. She served on Local 3299’s Executive Board prior to her election as President in October 2011.