Katwana Davis is a Supervising Family Service Specialist II at the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P). DCP&P ensures the safety, permanency and well-being of children and supports families. Katwana supervises five family service specialist workers to ensure they engage with families throughout the case until they can successfully function without DCP&P involvement.
Katwana joined our union years ago to have a voice in decisions that affected her working environment, which she felt “would be almost impossible on an individual level but with the support of the Union, change can be accomplished”.
Katwana, what made you become a Shop Steward?
[KD] – I believe in the power our Union and wanted to play an integral part in conveying the ideals of CWA by articulating their vision of improving the work life, health and economic status of members as a an advocate. Most importantly, to obtain the ability to provide members with accurate information.
What have you learned in this role as a Shop Steward?
[KD] – I learned that being an advocate for and the forefront of protecting jobs and welfare of my fellow employees is rewarding.
What advice would you give to a member who is considering becoming a Shop Steward?
[KD] – The Union starts with “U”, meaning having an active role in the Union gives you insight into your working environment and how it can be improved and with this knowledge they can help their fellow workers.