Katz started as an organizer for the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and rose through the ranks to become president of Local 1034 in 1999. Local 1034 was CWA's largest local union in the country with more than 16,000 members in both the public and private sector. Katz served as a Commissioner of the Public Employment Relations Commission for five years on an appointment by Governor Donald DiFrancesco.

She resided with her family in Alexandria Township. 

She has been a visiting part-time lecturer at Rutgers and contributes to the "NJ Voices" blog on NJ.com.In May 2009, the radio station WKXW (101.5 FM) announced that Katz would join the afternoon drive show "The Jersey Guys" in a series of appearances.

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Katz is Of Counsel with the law firm of  Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C Her practice is primarily focused on public sector labor and employment law. She works closely with New Jersey’s firefighters and other public employees.

Recemtly, Katz has joined the world of storytelling having performed with Story Collider, This Really Happened, and in her own solo show, Body Parts.