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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 09:26 PM

29. I've got a hundred stories like that

 

I'm the Business Manager of my union, but I have to work on the line every day. The rule you quote is the "equality rule". We stand as equals and the give and take must be as equals.

I love my job. I have bargained additional rights into a contract for union reps. They have to provide us an office in the facility, I get union breaks whenever they are necessary, they now pay for stewards. It's been 10 years in the making, but my little union could never be stronger. The members see what we can do as we stand together. I couldn't be more pleased.

I know that this success could be fleeting, but I'm enjoying it while it lasts.

I received the IBEW Business Manager of the Year award last year (Second District).

Here's an old picture at a previous awards dinner in Boston;
http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/specials/bill_brett/nov08seen2?pg=27

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