Rita is a trailblazer as one of the first women to start on the assembly line at Ford Motor Company in 1977. Over her 34 year career with Ford, she leveraged her role and began taking part in various community outreach initiatives, which led to her 16 year role as the Union Representative for CAW/Unifor Local 707. Retirement couldn’t keep Rita away- she only managed to enjoy 3 months off before joining United Way Oakville. She is passionate about her work and the Labour Community and continues to work very closely with her local union, Unifor Local 707. To stay active Rita loves Zumba and keeping up with her little granddaughter.