Prior to being hired on staff in 2010, Petra worked at Loblaws for over 20 years. Her commitment to helping fellow workers led her to become a steward in 1992 and a certified worker representative for occupational health and safety in 1998. Petra was elected a member of the local’s Toronto Divisional Board in 2005. She became secretary-treasurer of the Toronto Divisional Board four years later. Additionally, she was elected Chair of WIN’s East Ontario region in 2006. She also worked as a SPUR. After working as the local’s first-ever Member Engagement Representative and first-ever Senior Member Engagement Representative, Petra became a Union Representative in May 2016. Petra is fluent in German.