Deborah A. Pitts
Secretary, District Council 37
She has served as president of NYC Finance Administrative Employees and City Investigators Local 1113 since 2007 and chairs the DC 37 Black History Committee. In January 2016, she was re-elected to a third term on the DC 37 Executive Board.
Pitts is a Brooklyn native whose parents were proud DC 37 members. “My seven brothers, one sister and I were known as the union babies,” she said. “We were at meetings serving food and handing out flyers, and even on the picket lines with signs.”
Local 1113 represents Clerical Associates, Clerical Aides, Secretaries, Cashiers, Investigators, Associate Investigators and Fraud Investigators in more than 25 city agencies. Pitts has a long history of union activism, having participated in union committees for 30 years. She was a DC 37 delegate and local secretary for 12 years.