One of the things many members don’t often consider is the time our union officers devote to better represent them and our union. One such demand of a union officers time is training. It’s important that our officers be on the same page so that they can support each other in enforcing our collective bargaining contract and representing the membership.
Our recent election welcomed back some familiar faces, but also brought in some of our younger members. This is a GREAT development because it represents the passing of the torch to those who have longer to work than those members who may be part of the “old guard”.
A union has to grow and evolve because change is the only constant in the universe. The UWUA recognizes this and started it’s Young Workers Initiative, as well as other outreach programs, that trains and develops our membership.
The UWUA was fighting for diversity, inclusion, wellness, and work/life balance long before they became watchwords in corporate lexicons.
Your participation helps shape and guide your Local to be what you, the members, want it to be. Our recent election renews each of our faiths in the power of united effort through a democratic process.
It’s never been more true that there is no UNION without “U”.