SACRAMENTO – As a California Association of Regulatory Investigators & Inspectors (CARII) director, Lillian Hayek spent many hours working to represent state employees in the inspector classification and improve their working situations.
“Recently, Lillian Hayek retired from a 38-year career with the state and we want to, first thank her for her dedication to our unions – CARII and the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA),” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. “Lillian has devoted nearly two decades to protecting workers and fighting for what’s right. I, also, want to congratulate her on her well-deserved, well-earned retirement.”
Hayek started her career with the state as an office assistant II at Tehachapi Prison. She then moved to Bakersfield and transferred to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Investigations Division. She spent 25 years there, becoming an inspector I and II. She then transferred to the Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Barbering & Cosmetology.
“I will miss many of my contacts at CSLEA and have made so many friends who have come and gone there, over the last 18 years.,” said Hayek.
“Lillian was one of the hardest working union representatives that I have had the pleasure of working with,” said CARII President Tom Ineichen. “She served as CARII president, vice president and board member as well as site representative, helping to protect and provide for her fellow union members. She fought fiercely for our members’ rights. She joined the CARII Board in 2000 and her long enduring career in state service is a tribute to her devotion and experience when it comes to serving others. Her shoes will be hard to fill.”