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“History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production. Those who attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers them.”
Dr Martin Luther King Jr
WE ARE the Communications Workers of America Local 4671. We represent approximately 400 workers in the State of Wisconsin. We work for Lumen/Brightspeed and Frontier Communications, under three collective bargaining agreements.
MOST PEOPLE FEEL THAT THE "UNION" IS THE BOARD,
THE PEOPLE WHO "RUN" THE UNION.
THIS COULD NOT BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
THE "UNION" IS YOU: YOU ARE THE ONE WHO
ELECTS YOUR OFFICIALS TO REPRESENT YOU.
YOU ARE THE ONE WHO HAS THE PRIVILEGE TO GO TO
YOUR MEETINGS AND SPEAK WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND,
TO LET YOUR BOARD KNOW OF ANY GRIEVANCE YOU MAY HAVE.
A STRONG UNION IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS MEMBERS.
SHOW YOUR EMPLOYER THAT YOU STAND BEHIND YOUR UNION,
ATTEND MEETINGS, REPORT INFRACTIONS BY MANAGEMENT
TO YOUR STEWARD OR LOCAL WHEN THEY OCCUR.
YOU WILL NEVER AGREE WITH 100% OF WHAT YOUR LOCAL DOES
OR DOESN'T DO. BUT, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU GET PAST
THAT AND CARRY ON AND CONTINUE FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS.
REMEMBER, YOU ARE THE EYES AND EARS OF YOUR UNION.
WITHOUT YOU...THERE WOULD BE NO "UNION".
REMEMBER AGAIN UNION STARTS WITH U...N...I...
FROM A MAN NAMED PAUL T. MORRISON