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E.T.I. 2009

This is a comment posted by an anonymous reader. I wish I could write this well.
The only editing was the removal of some compliments given to this blog, as this is not about me, it is about the MSEA.

The beauty of an organization like MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 is that it’s statewide and truly member driven. Anyone who wants to get involved can and should today. There are many reasons to do so but to me they all boil down to this: Workers need to stand up for each other if we’re going to have any chance of keeping the American Dream alive for our children. That’s a tall order and as a parent, I certainly want to do my part.

Personally I think it’s exciting to be part of an organization with over 10,000 members. When you think about it, it’s a wonder we can accomplish anything at all given the huge size of our state and the many diverse views and experiences among our members. Yet seemingly against all odds, we can and do accomplish great things — fair treatment at work, quality public services, respect for public workers, a belief that all workers deserve a voice in their wages benefits and working conditions; a belief that everyone should be able to go to the doctor when their sick; and a belief that if you work hard all you life, you should be able to enjoy a decent retirement.

Thinking big and dreaming big and making those dreams happen all require work, hard work, on many levels. Let’s first recognize the hard work of the MSEA-SEIU members who built this organization into what it is over the past 60-plus years. Many of these members are long dead or retired. They sacrificed for us and our children and grandchildren. We wouldn’t have gotten to this point without their hard work for MSEA.

Now it’s our turn to do the same for the next generation. No one ever said it was going to be easy. Many folks have done great work and are still doing great work. It’s time for the folks who haven’t yet stepped to the plate to do so.

Narsbars said, “We have a good Union with a track record of success. If you like it or if you don’t the best way to help or bring change is to participate. Maybe we can only make a phone call to a legislator or sign a petition, but that is participation. If we can’t make time to help then what we have will be taken, what we do will not be respected, who we are will not matter”.


E.T.I. 2009

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September 2nd, 2007 Posted by narsbars | MSEA, MSEASEIU, SEIU, SEIU 1984, SEIU 1989, STATE EMPLOYEES, TECHNORATI, UNIONMAINE, VSEA | no comments

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