Lee Clarke is the Assistant to the President of Local 1549, District Council 37, AFSCME. Prior to this appointment she was the Director of the Safety and Health of District Council 37, AFSCME. With over four decades of trade union activism, Lee’s work has contributed to the passage of the NYS Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Act, the NYS Toxic Substance Act, the NYS Workplace Violence Law, and the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. Lee is a graduate of Empire State College, SUNY, and the Harvard University Trade Union Leadership Program. Lee is a golf enthusiast, a martial arts instructor, and has held national certifications as a professional tennis umpire.