(Sept. 14, 2015) — The following message is from Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO:
I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Letty Mederos, the new Director of Labor Policy for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. For those of you that have not yet met her, you are in for a treat. She has a stellar record of working with Congressman George Miller and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, both leaders on labor and consumer issues. Letty brings great experience in labor issues as well as great wit and charm. I suggest you make a point of visiting with her when you are in D.C. or when she visits us out here.
Below is a short version of her bio:
Leticia Mederos is a congressional staff veteran who has served a number of high profile Members of Congress. She is currently Director of Labor Policy for Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) at the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee. Until December 2014, she served in the same capacity for Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on the Education and the Workforce Committee where she focused on labor, trade, immigration and women’s issues. Previously, Mederos worked at the National Partnership for Women & Families as vice president for work & family programs.
Prior to joining the National Partnership, Mederos served in the office of Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn.) for almost ten years, lastly as Chief of Staff. Mederos managed all activities related to Rep. DeLauro’s leadership and Labor/Health & Education Appropriations subcommittee responsibilities. Mederos has worked directly on legislation affecting labor and women’s economic security and the well-being of working families, including passing the Paycheck Fairness Act in the House, 2008 and 2009, the Healthy Families Act (paid sick days), and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which was the first major piece of legislation President Obama signed into law.
Mederos also served as Sr. Legislative Assistant for former Miami Member Carrie P. Meek (D-FL) from 1999 to 2002. From 1998 to 1999, she served as legislative assistant to Congressman Albert R. Wynn (D-MD). Besides her work in Congress, Mederos has taught American History at the College of Southern Maryland, and worked as a social worker at Gaithersburg Middle School in Maryland.
Mederos was born in Havana, Cuba, and lived in Miami until 1995. She has a Masters Degree in American History from Rutgers University with a specialization in 19th Century Women’s History and a BA in History/Social Work from Florida International University. She resides in Dickerson, Maryland. She owns a horse named Elliott, and travels west to Montana every summer for outdoor recreation.
Contact Leticia Mederos at Leticia_Mederos@help.senate.gov.