Union History: I have been a health care worker since 1997 working as a Clinical Assistant for what is now Essentia Health. I had an opportunity to be involved in organizing our clinic in 1999 and with encouragement of a fellow coworker that saw potential I became more and more active. I have been a steward, board member and negotiated numerous contracts before becoming a member of UFCW 1189.
Why do you do what you do?
I became involved and continue the fight because there is no greater equalizer when it comes to employee rights than being Union. Want equal pay for equal work? Join a union. Want unlimited ways in which you can better yourself? Join a union. Want wages and benefits that can better your way of life? Join a union.