Diane Cantave

Organizer – Best Market Campaign

Diane was born in Manchester England where she lived with her working class family until she was 18 years old. She came to the United States in 1982 an lived in Flushing, Queens for 15 Years. She worked in Manhattan as a Nanny and moved to Long Island in 1997. Diane worked for Rite Aid pharmacy for 9 years as a Pharmacy Technician where she helped her store unionize and gain representation by 1199 SEIU. Later on she helped organize the Rite Aid store in Elmont. Diane served as a delegate for her union, 1199 SEIU and worked on local and out of state campaigns. She lives with her husband Emile along with their 2 children, Glenn, who is 24 years old, and Rachel, who is 13 years old, and their dog Snowball. Diane became an Organizer with Long Island Jobs with Justice in April of 2018.

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