|The obligatory first post
||[Oct. 24th, 2005|10:29 pm]
look for the union label
While looking for union/labor related communities, but not related to a particular campaign/individual, i noticed that i really didn't see many. But, i did find this, so here I am. Hi.|
Way up in the corner of the northeast, I work for the state of maine. Government work can leave one feeling pretty conflicted at times, but i'm in a department that isn't too harmful (labor, unemployment comp.) and we've got a good strong union with us. MSEA, SEIU local 1989.
I've worked with the state, and been a part of msea, for 2 years now. In that time, i've gone from being a alternate delegate for our chapter to the treasurer, and just got elected to the union's finance/budget committee. It's been a great learning experience, and i know it will only get better as I go along. I'm one of the younger active members in our chapter, or even in our area, so the future of involvement is good. I've been lucky to be in with some incredibly devoted workers, and they've been a great example.
Only drawback is, now we have more purple tshirts than anyone really needs. And as much as i still love my Dean for 2004 longsleeve, it just looks weird to wear it to fairs and functions.
Anyway, yes. Hello. I'd love to hear from anyone, especially those who might share the experience of being a younger person in an organization made mostly of middle aged/older participants or gov't employees.