On October 9, Monica Smith, an OEA Professional Staff member and longtime labor attorney, lost her four-year battle with cancer.
As an attorney for 26 years, Monica represented unions of all sizes and employees in a wide range of fields. Since 2008, Monica served as the Oregon Education Association’s Bargaining Coordinator. She worked tirelessly to provide expert advice, support and guidance to colleagues, leaders and members on bargaining and advocacy issues.
Her brilliant mind, strong advocacy and loving humor are deeply missed by her OEA family.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St., Portland. Please consider donations to the Willamette Valley Law Project in Monica’s honor: 300 Young St., Woodburn, OR 97071.