Maryland NFFE-IAM President is a Trailblazer for Women

NFFE-IAM Local 178 President Lisa Foust received the “Trailblazer in the Women’s Labor Movement Award” at the Baltimore Teacher’s Union Women in the Labor Movement Luncheon.

Lisa Foust, president of National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) Local 178, recently received the “Trailblazer in the Women’s Labor Movement Award” from the Baltimore Teacher’s Union.

Foust, a 17-year member, is the first woman of color elected president of her local and the first woman to serve as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Maryland-District of Columbia State Council of Machinists.

“I am honored to be recognized alongside all these great women,” said Foust, a program manager at the Edgewood, MD Chemical and Biological Center. “I work extremely hard to do right by our members and the community. Inclusion and empowerment of others is very important to me.”

The award recognizes Baltimore-area working women who have made significant contributions to their unions and worked to improve the lives of working men and women.

“We are very proud to see Sister Foust recognized for all the work she does in the labor and women’s communities,” said IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux. “She is a great example of the difference women in the labor movement can make.”

Foust was nominated for the award by her colleagues at the Metropolitan Baltimore AFL-CIO where she serves as a delegate.