An excerpt from my upcoming memoir:
“It took a year for me to campaign for Shop Steward. During my campaigning process I received great support from the membership. Once I was elected as Shop Steward I attended monthly union meetings. I shared valuable information throughout the membership. As I got more involved in the union it became very time-consuming because I was working full time and attending union meetings in the evenings. There were times when union work and my employment became exhausting but the rewards I received outweighed the sleepless nights, physical exhaustion and mental fatigue. I got an in-depth education in the functioning of the labor movement as I helped members with workplace grievances and promotional battles from 2000 to 2008. I grew in the union by running and being elected to the position of District Council 37 Delegate and Local 1549 Delegate. These are the highest governing bodies of the council and local.”
I think it’s important to highlight my activities and service in the union. I served in many different positions for over ten years. I was a member of District Council 37 Local 1549. I lived in New York City for over fifty years and had a career working in a government job for over twenty-five years. Inserting my union activities in my book will help highlight the work of a union activists.