Lois Carson is State President of OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4, the union for 34,000 employees who work in public schools, public libraries, community colleges, head start agencies, and boards of developmental disabilities. She is the former State Vice President and has been a member of the union’s statewide executive board since 2013. Lois has been a secretary at Columbus City Schools for 32 years and currently works in the Department of Higher Education. In 2010, she was elected president of the Columbus School Employees Association (CSEA), made up of 11 local unions with more than 3,000 members who work in the Columbus City Schools. She was re-elected to that post in 2015. She is also an active member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Lois is a graduate of Columbus City Schools.