Update Feb. 19, 2013:Emma Leheny is back as head counsel at CTA!
In a surprising twist, it seems that soon after replacing Emma Leheny as the top person in the legal division of CTA (California Teachers Association), Priscilla Winslow is herself leaving CTA to become a member of the Public Employee Relations Board. Unless, that is, PERB is going to give up all pretense of being independent of CTA, and is planning to have a CTA lawyer actually make decisions for PERB.
There is actually no evidence that Emma Leheny left CTA, only that she left the position of head counsel.
Eric Banks has also been appointed to the PERB board.
GOVERNOR BROWN ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
...Priscilla Winslow, 60, of Berkeley, has been appointed to the California Public Employment Relations Board, where she has served as legal advisor since 2012.
She was assistant chief counsel at the California Teachers Association from 1996 to 2012. Winslow
was managing partner at the Law Offices of Winslow and Fassler from 1988 to 1996 and was solo
practitioner at the Law Offices of Priscilla Winslow from 1986 to 1988. She was an adjunct professor
at New College of California from 1984 to 1993 and was associate attorney at Boltuch and Siegel
from 1984 to 1986.
Winslow served as a temporary staff attorney at the California Teachers Association from 1983 to
1984 and was legal advisor to the chair of the California Public Employment Relations Board from
1979 to 1983. She was staff counsel for the National Treasury Employees Union from 1978 to 1979
and chief counsel for the Clerical and Allied Services Employees Union from 1977 to 1978. Winslow
is a member of the American Constitution Society and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the
She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. This
position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,109. Winslow is a Democrat.
...Eric Banks, 41, of San Diego, has been appointed to the California Public Employment Relations
Board. Banks has been partner at TenPageMemo LLC since 2013. He served in multiple positions at
the Service Employees International Union, Local 221 from 2001 to 2013, including advisor, president
and director of government and community relations. Banks was policy associate for state
government affairs at the New York AIDS Coalition from 2000 to 2001. He worked in multiple positions
at the Southern Tier AIDS Program from 1993 to 2000, including director of client services, assistant
director of client services and case manager. This position requires Senate confirmation and the
compensation is $128,109. Banks is a Democrat...
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Eric Banks is strategic advisor to the president of the Service Employees International Union, Local 221, representing public employees in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Before being elected as president Eric served as the Local 221's director of government and community relations. Born into a family of trade unionists, he has a deep passion for the rights of working men and women.
Eric moved to San Diego in 2001 from Albany, NY, where he worked as the policy associate for the New York AIDS Coalition (NYAC). Based in the State Capitol of New York, he was responsible for representing more than 250 AIDS organizations across the State. Eric spent over a decade working at the Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP), directing case management, treatment education and housing services for people living with HIV/AIDS across eight counties in Upstate New York.