You are the Union
- Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014 04:11
WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER: "OUR" UNION STANDS STRONG!
Most union members feel the "Union" is the "Executive Board" (the people who "run" the Union). This couldn't be further from the truth. The "Union" is YOU.
YOU are the one who elects the Executive Board from members (like yourselves) to represent all members. WE all have the privilege of going to (OUR) Union Membership meetings. We say OUR meetings because we, (the Executive Board) are Union members just like YOU. Union meetings are for all of us. It's a place where we can come together to talk about whatever is on our minds, whether reporting grievances, infractions by management, what's happening on the job or sharing ideas for improvement; your Steward, Area Vice President, or one of the Officers will be there to listen, and ask how WE can be of help?
Although YOU may never agree 100% with what the Local does or doesn't do, it's important that WE all get past that and carry on and continue fighting for all members' rights. YOU are the eyes and ears of OUR Union. Without YOU and ME there would be no "Union".
IT TAKES ALL OF US!