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Summer Lambert, Incumbent, Recording Secretary

Summer Lambert is your recording secretary. Summer started her career as an optician apprentice and later became a certified ophthalmology technician at UConn Health in 2015. She got involved in the UHP immediately. She became a union representative within her first year and was presented with the Lois B. Diehm Memorial Union Representative of the Year Award in 2019 (nominated by her peers.) 

She understands the value of working hard and knows how to fight for what is right. Her commitment to the members has been visible every day since being elected; she was one of three UHP members chosen to attend the AFT Professional Issues Conference in 2021. She was nominated as a delegate and attended the CT AFL-CIO Convention in June 2023 and also a delegate to the National AFT convention in Boston. 

Summer supported the AFT’s organizing workshop, getting members to recommit to the collective bargaining process, having members sign cards after the Supreme Court’s Janus decision. She fought tirelessly for the campaign “I’m sticking with my Union.” She was selected to go to Albany, New York, and participate in the National AFT Organizing Grassroots program. She is a union steward and is on several union committees. 

Summer supports other locals, walking with the UFCW Local 371 during the Stop and Shop Strike, providing water, coffee and donuts. She worked with her husband’s union in fundraising for the CT Children’s Medical Center and for a fundraiser after a horrific accident. 

Summer enthusiastically looks forward to continuing to be your UHP’s recording secretary and helping leaders to build strength in solidarity throughout UHP while providing a forward-thinking vision for our organization.

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